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Thompson Royds’s passion for flowers was sparked after a visit to London’s Natural History Museum.
BY LUCY REES
MARCH 12, 2021
Thompson Royds’s passion for flowers was sparked after a visit to London’s Natural History Museum, where he discovered a collection of botanical flowers perfectly preserved in the archive—some 200 years old. “They looked as fresh as the day they were picked,” he tells Galerie. “What interested me most was that they weren’t overly pretty, which flowers can tend to be when depicted in art. The prettiness can become too dominant. I am looking for a naturalness. To me, these were the next best thing.” trying to capture the essence of flowers,”
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