The Christian Science Monitor interviewed ASBA artist Wendy Hollender for its article on Maria Sibylla Merian, whose 366th birthday was commemorated with a "Google Doodle" on April 2nd.

Hollender says the details Merian pioneered in her work, like detailing how a leaf attached to its stem, became standards relied upon by those trying to correctly identify plants.  “Technically her [Merian’s] work was beautiful, but more important, she was really the first to include the insects and their relationship to the plants.”

Read the full article HERE.

  • "Google Doodle", April 2, 2013