Plant Ladies Follies: a journey in the green imaginary of illustrator LaoraLaora
Exploring the bounds of love and responsibility that link us to the world of plants, Plant Ladies Follies is an illustrated project that celebrates women and the healing power of the green realm. Embracing the now famous hashtag #PlantsMakePeopleHappy, the works invite viewers to reconnect with their bodies and minds through the soft energy of plants. “With its jungle-like interior, GRUUN is the perfect place topresent this series of illustrations for the first time,” affirms theartist, LaoraLaora. “The drawings well embody the spirit of our plant store and coffee bar, where slow living and the passion for plants mingle, and visitors can relax in a green context whileenjoying a cup of tea,” underlines Lore Tiebout, the founder of GRUUN. In the frame of Plant Ladies Follies, a series of illustrations - both originals and prints - will be presented and available for purchase, together with limited edition tote bags and postcards.
Born in France and currently based in Brussels, LaoraLaora is a self-taught freelance illustrator. Merging her background in art history with a sincere passion for botany, her works explore themes such as women empowerment, the relationship between humans and plants, as well as slow living and craftsmanship. With a preference for black and white compositions, herillustrations are defined by essential and delicate lines.
GRUUN means ‘green’ in the Brussels dialect. GRUUN is the combo of a plant shop and a coffee bar in the heart of Brussels, located on the cosy square Oud Korenhuis. GRUUN is a place where you can spend some time, where you can ask advice about plants, quickly grab a coffee or just enjoy the green oasis in the city. GRUUN also organizes workshops such as how to take care of plants, how to cut them, flower arranging, making macramé pendants, making plant pots...
Friday, Sept. 6th 5:00 - 8:00 pm