Strange Plants is a celebration of plants in contemporary art through the work of 25 artists (like Helene Schmitz, Paul Wackers, Lee Kwang-Ho, among others). The book explores the role plants play in both their lives and their creative process. From oozing paintings of rotting cacti to eerie, mesmeric photos of the leafy kudzu vine, Strange Plants combines extensive interviews with photography, paintings and sculptures from established and emerging artists who focus on flora in their work, as well as creatives who have not been inspired by plants.
The book includes 2 sheets of stickers, allowing the owner to fully customise the cover.
Zio Baritaux is a Los Angeles born, Europe based writer, editor and publisher. She was the managing editor of Swindle magazine, and has since written and/or edited more than a dozen books on art and culture.
Zioxla is a creative agency and independent publishing house founded by Zio Baritaux.