Beautiful botanicals on display through March 31

“Cornus Contemplation,” a flatbed scanner image by Ellen Hoverkamp, is part of the Mann Library Gallery exhibition “A Sweep of Light.”

A new exhibition now on display in Albert R. Mann Library, “A Sweep of Light: Scanner Photography and the Art of Horticulture,” shows the intricate beauty of plants in images by contributing artists and students.

Flatbed scanners can produce distinctive high-resolution images rich in both color and texture, and “A Sweep of Light” features stunning, often large-scale works by photographers Ellen Hoverkamp and Craig Cramer, along with students from Marcia Eames-Sheavly’s course The Art of Horticulture, and members of Hortus Forum, the undergraduate horticulture club at Cornell. (Click on the links to see images of their work.)

Cramer, a communications specialist at the Cornell School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS), will demonstrate his botanical scanner photography technique during a public reception, Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m.

Produced in collaboration with the Horticulture Section of SIPS, the exhibition in the Mann Library Gallery is free and open to the public through the end of March. Library hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to midnight Sundays when classes are in session.