In Sara Angelucci’s series Nocturnal Botanical Ontario and Nocturnal Botanical Italy, she orients herself to a close study of plants in her proximity. Working at night, her visual perception and orientation is ungrounded. Responding intuitively, she works with the scanner to uncover specimens. Angelucci scan plants in a priori encounters with luminescent specimens emerging through the darkness. Attracted by her presence and the light, insects appear and interact in creating compositions. The detailed ecologies that emerge reveal something beyond botanical still life or nocturnal landscape. Invisible and layered histories are embedded in these compositions. Indigenous plants grow entwined with foreign/cultivated and invasive species.