As a child, Lindsay Buck would wander the woodlands and prairies of my native Minnesota. Years went by, and Buck turned her passion into a full-time job, pursuing degrees in biology, fine arts, and environmental studies before entering the profession of landscape architecture.
But her love for the woodlands rekindled in 2010 when she moved to Switzerland. “While fortunate to have a career that melds my interests in both the design and natural world, the minutiae of the meadows have become my meditation – a break from the bustle of daily life and a return back to the wonder that inspired me from such a young age,” she writes on her website.
Combining her admiration with her love for arts and science, Buck launched an online herbarium that spans both Switzerland and the United States. Her collection of preserved plant specimens are shared through her blog and Instagram page.
Through her online collection, she hopes to connect with others and inspire further exploration of the melding of art and nature. “I am fascinated by botanical history- how we as humans have applied meaning and value to different plant species as a way to connect to our surroundings and how we can tap into this history as a motivation to preserve and protect our biodiversity nowadays,” she writes. “I believe that both designers and scientists can benefit from exploring across fields.”
Take a look at her freshly pressed collection.