Artwork > Residency at the Orto Botanico di Palermo

The orto is filled with busts and sculptures of former directors like Antonino Borzì (in the frame) who planted one of the great ficus trees (bottom painting) and founded the colonial garden in an attempt to tie the orto to Italian expansion. Other sculptures portray intellectual influences like Carl Linnaeus and his student Bernardino da Ucria who helped found the garden, but also the Greek gods Hygieia and Asclepius (the gods of health and medicine.)