A dedicated environmentalist April Hickox is interested in our relationship to wilderness in urban culture and how that lives in the city. Her work comes from a strong belief in the power of green spaces to calm and heal us. Hickox hopes to draw attention to both the ephemeral and the sustaining renewal in every day and every season as we move through nature. With this new work she is reimagining photographically the history of botanical drawings done by women like Marion North in the Victorian area. At the time women were not able to travel or to paint on-site. North was an exception and was able to travel with her father the head botanist of Kew Gardens. Her mother knew she wanted to travel and be in the field so before she died told North she had to take care of her father who was collecting plants for Kew Gardens just outside of London, England.