You are invited to see the Laurie Tennent Botanicals exhibition

Laurie Tennent Botanicals provides a new dimension for exploring sculpture in the garden.

Join artist Laurie Tennent for a free walking tour through the Jo Anne and Donald Petersen Sculpture Garden at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw Valley State University, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 1:00-2:00 PM.

Laurie will talk about the technique she uses for creating these weather resistant botanical photographs that are installed amongst Marshall Fredericks’s bronze sculptures throughout the garden.  The brilliant colors of the botanicals against a dark surface create a dramatic multi-dimensional image.

“Strength and fragility. This duality is what my subject matter explores.  My presentation is in line with traditional photography, however, degrees of ambiguity remain.  Ambiguity in the choice of subject: Flowers, fragile by nature, whose strength of form and architectural construction create the impression of a strong sensuality.  Ambiguity in size: Exaggerating delicate natural forms allows a spectator the opportunity to be confronted and submerged by the objects.  Ambiguity in presentation: Blurring the lines between painting, sculpture and photography, I hope to take the viewer away from constant digital screen submersion into the environment to a serene and meditative space,” writes Tennent.

Please let us know if you will be attending by calling (989)964-7082 or emailing  For more information about Laurie Tennent and her botanical photographs, visit