This week we launched the first of our free downloadable artist collaborations. We asked local Melbourne artist Claudia Messenger to create a Plant Care Zine based on a few of her favourite plants exclusively for The Plant Runner.
We first came across Claudia when we discovered her incredible Domus Botanica Zine, a collection of plant illustrations inspired by old biology magazines and were super keen to work with her. This post is a chance for you to get to know a little more about the artist behind the work.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do
How do you work and what themes do you pursue?
Favourite artwork? (If that's too difficult, favourite artist?)
We first saw your work in Domus Botanica - can you tell us a bit about it?
Without thinking - favourite Plant?
Can you tell us a little about your own plant collection? Are you a #crazyplantperson?
Do you think being around plants helps with your creativity?
Taking care of plants fills that need for nourishment and care, without being a destructive force on my mental health.