Botanical Dreams In The Concrete Jungle

Ebony Bolt2017

Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum
Yonkers, NY, United States

Ebony Bolt captures the teeming, messy nature of modern urban life and wrestles it into an elegantly sinuous organic form. Deeply influenced by the scrolling decorative prints of the 19th-century British designer William Morris (1834–1896), Bolt, who is also a textile designer, mixes ornamental elaboration with detailed observation of her everyday surroundings, the Victorian and the contemporary. With a profoundly sympathetic view of human nature, Bolt finds beauty in people from all walks of life. She is an inveterate sketcher of the New York City subway-riding public and says, “I am taking a trip around the world each time I step into a train car.” Bolt stealthily fills countless sketch pads of weary commuters, often portrayed with heads hung from a long day’s work or staring off blankly into the distance.


  • Title: Botanical Dreams In The Concrete Jungle
  • Creator: Ebony Bolt
  • Date Created: 2017

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