In addition to full-time letterpress printing, I am also student of horticulture - both inside and outside of the classroom.  I study formally at the Barnes Arboretum in Lower Merion, PA, and informally in and around my home and studio.  At home I'm particularly interested in native gardening, wildlife and pollinator plants. 

Soon after entering the Certificate of Horticulture program at the Barnes Arboretum in 2013, I was given the great opportunity to collect specimens from their excellent Fern Collection for a print project.  From there this small collection grew into my fascination with the intersection of botanical collecting and printmaking.

My new project focuses on a broader spectrum of plants, some of which were more challenging to capture in letterpress.  Hope you enjoy!

Rebecca Kutys
Designer / Printer, Moontree Letterpress