Darting here and there at the moment... thought I'd show some work that I'll be putting up for the Studio Launch this weekend.
it was so enchanting last week to spend a couple of nights puddling around with colours on paper ... unconcerned about what direction I was heading.
Paul Klee's writing and imagery on seeds and plants has been a fascinating exploration.
I enjoyed working representationally when combined with elements of abstraction.
Loved how these seeds pods had a uniform number of branches on each stalk... 4 pods in every case.
Pomgamia is a tree growing around Brisbane streets with pods falling on pathways... something that always stop me short to pick up and pocket for later.
Pongamia up close... botanical details here at Wiki.
Wiki Excerpt: Oil made from the seeds, known as pongamia oil, is an important asset of this tree and has been used as lamp oil, in soap making, and as a lubricant for thousands of years. It can be grown in rain water harvesting pits /ponds / lands up to 6 meters water depth without losing the greenery and to produce bio diesel.
Another tangent is the Biodiversity Conversation Plate series... written about in other posts recently.
Hand-painted porcelain plates
using seed and pod motifs
come in several sizes and have been displayed on new shelves ready for the weekend showing at the launch. Its a small area of wall between two front windows... so light is good even if it didn't help when taking these shots!
Together we explored seeds and Biodiversity.
We had 4 brief sessions in all.. and covered a lot of ground through dialogue on various themes around seeds and biodiversity. It was interesting to hear their thinking on this and then take it to a public audience for response!
Buzzing off now.
Best to all,