Artist-in-Residence at
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

From March 23, 2021 to July 15, 2021, I spent more than 150 hours exploring and creating in the beautiful 50-acre botanical gardens. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden gave me the wonderful opportunity and resources to be inspired by nature and inspired I was. After exploring, documenting, journaling and meditating, I decided to create myself as nature's costume. I made five outfits to wear and engage with the public about nature as I myself was learning of plants and insects like Ctenanthe and Calathea. In true art fashion, one inspiration led to another and then another. In addition to the wearable art pieces, I created five art dolls, and five small paintings as their accompaniments though I think the dolls stole the show. I also took hundreds of photographs and selected 7 of my best ones. These things can be seen in person in an exhibit in the garden's library through September 30, 2021. 

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Art dolls from left to right: Daffodil, Iris, Ctenanthe, Peony, and Cecropia. All have been sold. Read more about each on my blog.

Costumes

Photography

"Edgeworthia" by Unicia Buster
"Edgeworthia" by Unicia Buster

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"Community" by Unicia Buster
"Community" by Unicia Buster

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"Warmth" by Unicia Buster
"Warmth" by Unicia Buster

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"Edgeworthia" by Unicia Buster
"Edgeworthia" by Unicia Buster

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Paintings

Pipevine Swallowtail
Northern Blue Flag
Pipevine
Fishbone Prayer Plant
Sunshine

Opening Night

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