An academic project of a picture book about re-telling the true story of scientist, artist, and rule-breaker Marianne North as a third-person narrator. North left an extraordinary legacy, she not only refused to conform to Victorian gender roles, but she also changed the course of botanical illustration forever. She collected and discovered plants that were new to botanical science at the time.
I want to create something that would explore the importance of nature as well as discuss a subject where women were overlooked. I hope to provide an interesting role model like Marianne for anyone who doesn’t often see themselves reflected in history books. I also hope to bring her narrative to the imagination of all genders – about curiosity overcoming perceived limitations. Breaking down the invisible barriers that still exist around gender issues today.
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