15 November, 2010

Artwork Update: November

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
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
Chinese Lantern, November 2010

Dandelion
Dandelion, November 2010

Basil
Basil, November 2010

Daffodil
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

4 comments:

Jess said...

Ooh! I like the animals and plants series :D

Kelly Rae Burns said...

Thank You Jess :D I can't wait to hear about your Chile expedition!

cathy said...

heart heart heart the dandelion one.

Kelly Rae Burns said...

:) thank you lady