We love the collection of whimsical wallpapers from local Brooklyn designer Katie Deedy, where each design is inspired by a narrative…not to mention they are all are hand-silk-screened by a small shop in upstate New York.
Here’s the “Ms. Treat” story which inspired the artist to create this dramatic print!
Mary Treat (1830-1923) was an American-born naturalist devoted to the understanding of carnivorous plants. Throughout her many years of autodidactic study, Treat made extensive contributions to the botanical world, published several books and was an outspoken correspondent to Charles Darwin. Though much of Treat’s work has been forgotten, four species of plants and animals bear her name, including the ant species Aphaenogaster treatiae. Look hard enough, and you might spy one of the little critters within her leafy carnivorous menagerie.
We’re looking, Katie!
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