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Birmingham photographer publishes botanical portraits books Laurie Tennent is a Birmingham photographer with an international representation. Known for her dramatic botanical images, her work appears in private and public collections including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Kresge Foundation and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Now she adds a new book to her repertoire, “Botanicals Intimate Portraits,” an exquisite full color, 80-page softcover (11x14) featuring images from Laurie Tennent Botanical gallery shows, private collections and exhibitions around the country. Priced at $65, it makes a great gift for flower lovers and photography collectors alike. For information, go to laurietennentbotanicals.com. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/life/home-garden/2019/09/05/welcome-mat-birmingham-house-tour/2219663001/ Water,...
Dramatic flower images by Laurie Tennent installed on Detroit RiverWalk East
Detroit News Fine Arts WriterPublished 3:43 p.m. ET Feb. 17, 2016 It may seem a little cold for flowers, but some spectacular Oriental poppies and desmanthus seed pods just blossomed along the Detroit RiverFront, just east of Renaissance Center. An art installation, which features two large photographs printed on metal — appropriately titled “Oriental Poppy” and “Desmanthus” — by Birmingham artist Laurie Tennent went up Feb. 2 and will remain there in their large frame, one facing the river, the other facing downtown, for three years. Tennent found the dried “Desmanthus” pod at Cranbrook House. By contrast, the ‘Oriental Poppy’...
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