Moss is the downtrodden, trodden-on, microscopic, and mostly ignored group of non-flowering land plants. Flowering plants such as roses, sunflowers, and cherry blossoms have taken precedence throughout the history of art. The An Annie Moss project aims to change this. Just like flowering plants, mosses come in a diverse range of colours and form, but they're microscopic. To see them you need to know where they grow, what time of year they appear, and be willing to get down on your hands and knees with a magnifier. Anonymous moss artist 'An.Annie.Moss' in collaboration with Andrew Thornhill from the State Herbarium of South Australia, have curated a selection of native mosses to draw. She has made the small large and painted each moss big enough to appreciate the microscopic nuances and inspire you to get down and observe the small.
You can follow the progress of An.Annie.Moss on Instagram: @an.annie.moss
Appropriately the exhibition of small large moss paintings will be on display in Adelaide's tiniest art gallery - @galleryflaneur. The exhibit will run as part of the Nature Festival from Friday the 7th of October, concluding on October 16th. Come to Fisher Place in the heart of the CBD and be introduced to the microscopic world of mosses.