A Picture-Cyclopedia - Aimée Beaubien
A Picture-Cyclopedia (lily-lavender-windflower-morning glory), 2021
Photograph, vintage garden books, lily drawings, morning glories, miniature clothespins, paracord, grow light on fabric cord
Randolph display window at Chicago Cultural Center
November 2021 - April 2022
Aimée Beaubien is an artist living and working in Chicago. Her cut-up photographic collages, installations and artist books explore networks of meaning and association between the real and the ideal: a photographed plant, interlaced vine, woven topography merge into fields of color and pattern and back again expanding the ever more complicated sensations of reading a photograph and experiencing nature. Beaubien’s work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. Beaubien is an Associate Professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL where she has taught since 1997.