With this ongoing series I’ve been using a digital microscope to closely examine the physical attributes of plants and flowers as the starting point for creating artwork that is informed by nature’s microscopic details, yet not a scientific rendition.

It is easy to immerse oneself in this other world, slipping into the 3-dimensional space of ghost like forms that appear and disappear as the lens power is adjusted. Line drawings capture a flattened view of the 3-dimesional layers.  The translation of the drawings into the final form of cut paper pulls the imagery back into a subtle 3-dimensional form, the viewing of which is affected by point of view and changing light sources, and further enhanced by the reflective, iridescent qualities of the background.

 

Botanics (ongoing series)

 2017/18, hand-cut 300 lb. Fabriano Artistico paper on wood panels, acrylic, each 20 x 20 inches

Detail, Botanic #3

Detail, Botanic #9

Detail, Botanic #13

Eracameria Nauseosa (Rabbit Brush) Series

2017hand-cut 300 lb. Fabriano Artistico paper on wood panels, acrylic, each 20 x 20 inches

Detail, Rabbit Brush #4

Detail, Rabbit Brush #8

Detail, Rabbit Brush #9

Seedlings, (ongoing series)

 2017/18, hand-cut 300 lb. Fabriano Artistico paper on wood panels, acrylic, each 10 x 10 inches