Mollie Doctrow’s Woodcuts Exhibited in Major Museum
The Florida Museum of Natural History will exhibit a selection of woodcut prints by South Florida Community College Museum of Florida Art and Culture (SFCC MOFAC) Curator Mollie Doctrow. Seasonal Crossings: Environmental Woodcuts of Central and South Florida will be on display at the museum in Gainesville, Fla., Dec. 17-April 18. Doctrow’s woodcut prints feature endemic, rare, and endangered plants that grow in Florida’s native habitats.
Also on exhibit is a shrine box from Doctrow’s current project, which honors the endangered and threatened plants found only on central Florida’s Lake Wales Ridge. Through a grant, nine shrine boxes with Doctrow’s carvings of endemic plants will be placed along a nature trail on pristine SFCC scrub habitat and at the Archbold Biological Station. Each box contains scientific information provided by Archbold Biological Station about the plants as well as paper and wax, so visitors can make their own rubbing from Doctrow’s carvings on the outside of the box.
“It’s exciting to have my work exhibited at the Florida Museum of Natural History,” said Doctrow. “My art is tied to the Florida habitat, and this will bring awareness to the conservation efforts.”