Since I had been working on the Art Outside installation, many of my usual projects were put on hold. This is what I have been working on lately,
Liquid Shade, October 2010
"Liquid Shade" comes from the John Muir book, Wilderness Essays, the whole sentence is, "The highest peaks burned like islands in a sea of liquid shade." The drawing and the quote remind me of Black Mountain in Canberra, Australia.
While I was in Houston this week visiting Peter, I drew this series:
Chinese Lantern, November 2010
Dandelion, November 2010
Basil, November 2010
Daffodil, November 2010
With this series I wanted to draw plants and animals that I have seen in the wild or at a zoo. Relaying this message of memory. I also wanted to read about the plants herbal uses.
Chinese Lantern as a possible diuretic.
Dandelion flowers create a yellow dye, the roots a magenta one. tea from the leaves to promote bowel regularity. Also you can make a wine from the blossoms.
Basil helps with nausea, gas pains and dysentery.
Daffodil didn't have any uses