Guner Pestell Tingey
In the summer of 2017, the Titan arum at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) bloomed for the second time in two years. During its 3-day blooming period, three artists worked—in spite of the flower's stench—to create a triptych, with each panel nearly 9 feet in height, showing the three stages of the plant's inflorescence. The artists, Jacqui Pestell, Sharon Tingey, and Isik Guner, are tutors in the RBGE's botanical illustration course. One of the triptych's panels was acquired by The Shirley Sherwood Collection - see below!