Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Senior Degree Project

Just remain in the center watching and then forget that you are there  
--Lao Tzu

I have no doubt that I stand here at the very center of creation. Every fir tree, each of its needles, the movement of wind, all that I perceive and even more that I don't, all resonate with a vital hum. It is the hum of the universe, what the Chinese call the ten thousand things, all of them speaking out, saying precisely nothing. Each is its own center, the exact place where the world begins. The center is where you are standing, ...and the other center is where I am standing.

---Joseph Campbell

Costa Rica

I had the pleasure of going to David and Julia White Artists Colony in Ciadad Colon Costa Rica with Ellie Hollinshead for the month of January this year.  It opened many doors in my artwork and was a wonderful inspiring place to paint and draw.  There is not much better than being immersed in the environment and foliage you are painting.

Prima Materia

(inspired by a papaya tree)



Interstellar Communication by Way of Bamboo


Influx of Profane Illuminations

The first plant I was captivated with...a beautiful banana tree

Following are other preliminary drawings of banana trees