Professor Carson co-curated “Worlds Within” with Lugene Bruno. The exhibition is on view at the Miller Gallery though November 12 and at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation through December 15.
In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Professor Carson explaines how Rob Kessler’s work is related, but differs, to Hunt’s meticulously drawn 19th and early 20th century botanical micrographs.
“Mr. Kesseler uses artistic license, Mr. Carson said. ‘He’s going beyond the technical into the aesthetic realm.’ He ‘hand colors’ but uses digital means, Mr. Carson explained. ‘He decides on color, which is often inspired by the natural, but not always. The color is instinctive as well.'”