Summer 2019 has been extremely exciting…in addition to discovering many new plants, I have also been experimenting in new mediums. I began working with cyanotype and making prints of my plant specimen, negatives and misc objects. I came up with a new concept for a new body of work titled, “The Sweet Spot”, mostly because I am really opposed to antagonistic like climates and I just wanted to create something where everyone could agree, “this is beauty”… in this new series I merge 3 or more plants to create a SWEET SPOT, my own sort of hybrid. Also, I have branched into clothing work with the eco-dye process…the plants used for these tops and dresses are basically transferring themselves onto the cloth. The end result is a beautiful plant filled piece radiating lots of positive vibes, and a unique design. I also happen to love fashion so I am having great fun and plan to make these available for purchase soon.
In other summer news, I won Best of Show for my piece Bloodroot at the Northport Arts Association Photography Exhibition in June, and late August will be a members show at the Glen Arbor Arts Center where I will be displaying an image from my “Sweet Spot” series, followed by a more conceptual art piece being displayed in September at the Higher Art Gallery in Traverse City on female archetypes.
Honour Hiers Stewart
In my journey of photographing plants, I have come to realize that people are like plants. As we learn and elevate the plants of the world we will also be elevating one another and creating a dialogue about our landscape and planet. We will be creating a social consciousness that will engage us to be better humans.
The journey may be hard at times, but we will uncover and explore all that we do not know and share our wealth of skills and knowledge with each other.
Honour Hiers Stewart/ artist
Honour has been photographing plants with her large format film camera since 2010.
In addition to photographing plant specimen, she has also started to document her surroundings with other cameras such as a Mamiya RZ67, Nikon F5, Holga, and a digital Hasselblad.
She has a B.F.A. in Photography from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2000.
She resides in Traverse City, Michigan with her spouse who is also an artist, Douglas Stewart (www.Douglas-Stewart.com).
She has exhibited her work in Asheville, NC, Traverse City and Northport, MI, and in London, UK.
Honour also does portraiture work as well in her studio in Traverse City or on location anywhere…visit her sister site, www.HonourPortraits.com to see more…