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Marvel of Peru, Origin Debated. Photograph Bay of Kotor, Montenegro, 2021.

Binomial: Mirabilis jalapa. Mirabilis [Latin] means wonderful, admirable, or marvelous. However, the use of “jalapa” in the binomial has been a point of debate among botanists for over 300 years. Irrespective of its discoursed nomenclature, the Marvel of Peru denotes a period of prosperity as it was a popular landscaping complement to brutalist architecture in mid-twentieth century Yugoslavia.

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Read more about the article Chimney Bellflower, Origin Southeastern Europe. Photograph Bay of Kotor, Montenegro, 2021.
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Chimney Bellflower, Origin Southeastern Europe. Photograph Bay of Kotor, Montenegro, 2021.

Binomial: Campanula Pyramidalis The Chimney Bellflower is an Adriatic/ Illyrian native species from ancient times. In Lipci (near Risan), academics debate the intention and specific era (Balkan Bronze Age c. 1800 BC or the Balkan Iron Age 1100 BC – 150 AD) of rock paintings that depict lines and curves. Some scholars believe the drawings represent sailing ships and maps of the Bay of Kotor. The illustrations are the oldest depictions of Adriatic sailing and nautical maps in human history, if they are correct. Shown at NFTCon and NFTBerlin. Edition Of 3

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Interview with Niftys

What inspired you to release your first NFT? I wanted to see how NFT technology opened new ideas within my practice. I am willing to try any new technology or distribution method for art. Once I have a basic understanding of the tech, I decide if it fits my practice.

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Read more about the article Crimson Bottlebrush, Origin Australia. Photograph Bay Of Kotor, Montenegro, 2019.
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Crimson Bottlebrush, Origin Australia. Photograph Bay Of Kotor, Montenegro, 2019.

Crimson Bottlebrush originated near Botany Bay in southeastern Australia, where seasonal change affects the ecosystem like Kotor. The ancient walled city of Kotor sits at the innermost point of the bay, shaded by two steep and rugged mountains that create a biosphere for extreme weather. The city recommends planting the naturalized shrub because it thrives in the hot summers and fends off frost in the winter while producing its own natural herbicide.

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Read more about the article Myrtle-Leaf Milkwort, Origin South Africa. Photograph Bay Of Kotor, Montenegro, 2019.
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Myrtle-Leaf Milkwort, Origin South Africa. Photograph Bay Of Kotor, Montenegro, 2019.

Binomial: Campanula Pyramidalis Montenegro promotes its wild beauty. Municipalities set mandates of authorized plants for contemporary landscaping to maintain the ecosystems. Myrtle-leaf Milkwort arrived from South Africa but has since naturalized in the Bay of Kotor, making it an approved landscaping plant available at flower markets. Shown at NFTCon and NFTBerlin. Edition Of 3

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