About SnakeMouthOrchid

About SnakeMouthOrchid

SnakeMouthOrchid is Beth Ramage, a plant scientist and fiber artist living in Seattle, Washington. 

I perform scientific research in the lab of Dr. Benjamin Hall at the University of Washington. We study evolution and phylogenetics in the plant genus, Rhododendron.

My interest in medicinal plants, and their uses throughout history has inspired me to create interpretive reproductions from herbals of the 10th to 16th centuries. 

Working with fiber creates practical art. A scarf, or a quilt becomes the vehicle for expression while keeping you warm. It performs the dual purpose of comforting body and spirit.    

You can read more about the snake mouth orchid here;

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=POOP

It is threatened or endangered in much of its native habitat.