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“Madness in Vegetables” at Dorsky Museum in New Paltz

“Madness in Vegetables” at Dorsky Museum in New Paltz

The title “Madness in Vegetables” references a poem by Francis Jammes, a French writer born in 1868, who is best-known for his turn away from the Symbolist movement and toward inspiration drawn from the natural world and a rustic life far from Parisian literary circles. “Madness in Vegetables: Hudson Valley Artists 2019” shares Jammes’ interest in our otherworldly entanglements with vegetal life and the endless potential for imagination that is found in the darkness of the underbrush and lightness of the overstory.