Chicago, IL, March 19, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Most recently The Arboretum Store of The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL has selected 24 custom designs from the Serenity Scapes collection of Marian Kraus’ fine art photography to be included in the store’s offering of nature-inspired books, eco-friendly art, home décor, jewelry lines, and attire. A portion of all proceeds in the store goes directly toward the Arboretum's goal to encourage the planting and conservation of trees.
The featured photographs depict Kraus’s uniquely artistic abstractions of leaves, grasses, ice, trees, bark, fungus and water, all photographed by him throughout the seasons at The Morton Arboretum. The collection consists of three different design options: single square format pieces of 8” and 12” in size that are float or flush mounted, and 10 x 30” triptychs that consist of 3 harmoniously coordinated 8” squares, float mounted on plaque board.
The Arboretum Store also features Marian Kraus book: “Inspirationals – A Collection of Photographs and Writings by Marian Kraus” where he shares his celebration of the human condition, most notably our experiences and the way we interact with the world around us in his outstanding nature photography book.
About The Morton Arboretum: The Arboretum was founded in 1922 by Morton Salt magnate Joy Morton (1855-1934), whose father J. Sterling Morton (1832–1902) was the founder of the original Arbor Day in 1872.
Today The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to the planting and conservation of trees. Its 1,700 acres hold collections of more than 4,000 kinds of trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world. The Arboretums’ mission is to collect and study trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world and to display them across naturally beautiful landscapes for people to study and enjoy.
The Arboretum offers extensive educational programming for all ages on how to grow trees and other plants in ways that enhance our environment with the goal to encourage a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. The Arboretum furthermore conducts leading research on tree health and tree improvement, breeds and introduces hardy and disease-resistant trees and shrubs for distribution throughout the Midwest, and presents nature-related activities year-round for people of all ages and interests.
Arboretum grounds offer an oasis of magnificently tended trees, 16 miles of hiking trails, 9 miles of roads, and 900 acres of natural areas including the prototypical, restored 100-acre Schulenberg Prairie.
Also on the grounds are the Visitor Center and Plant Clinic, The Arboretum Store, Ginkgo Restaurant and Café, five-acre Children’s Garden, one-acre Maze Garden, an environmentally-friendly parking lot, and a paved walking trail around restored Meadow Lake.
About Marian Kraus Photography: Due to a rare combination of professional background and personal outlook Marian Kraus’ photography differs from most of that of other photographers. Pursuing his passion, photography is the confluence of these fundamental facets of Marian Kraus’ life. With 20+ years of executive experience at an international conglomerate, Kraus has a keen awareness of the essentials of corporate dynamics and success.
For more information please visit his website at http://www.mariankrausphotography.com