Transformations

Transformations
Vanessa Finney
NewSouth Publishing

‘Transformations’ is the story of natural history painters, Harriet Scott (1830-1907) and Helena Scott (1832-1910), sisters who created vibrant illustrative documentation of colonial Australia’s fauna and flora, and in particular moths and butterflies. Today many of their original works are held in collections, such as the Australian Museum and the State Library of New South Wales. Author Vanessa Finney looks at the lives and family history of Harriet and Helena, as well as their experiences as women artists through the 1800s, and most inspiringly their work. Their historical recollections are brought to life in drawings and paintings displayed throughout each chapter. This book is a visual delight for natural history enthusiasts.