“When I step into the hothouses and see the plants from exotic lands, it seems to me that I am in a dream.”




This was stated in the 19th century by Henri Rousseau, the French painter who reportedly never left Europe but is mostly famous for his lush jungle scenes. Such mysterious, tropical sights exist in the real world, and have never been more endangered. Beauty and destruction, if ever there was a time to showcase such locales and believe in the possibility of a global change, it is now. Focusing on the concept of preservation, the natural details presented in the series have a double scope. Illustrate the enchanting visual complexity of the tropical world and, simultaneously, raise awareness through features of the main botanical gardens across Europe.