This past year, I received an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Using original source material from the botanical collections at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine and the Andersen Horticultural Library at the University of Minnesota, I am creating a body of tile work that reflects the evolving relationship between humans and the natural world.
Images of tiles and historical source material, essays, and information about collaborating libraries can be found at:
Ursula Hargens is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.