Brugmansia, how lovely art thou

January 29, 2014

Oohh, yummy!

Long adored brugmansia or Angel’s Trumpet has finally made it onto the design board. A single and double bloom are featured.

Sweet smelling and elegant. Here’s an article from SFGate on their care.

Brugmansia blossom design

Single,double, and emerging blooms in white and pale orange.

Brugmansia-3

Pale orange and sweetly fragrant, a burst of color and form.

 

Happy New Year 2014

January 1, 2014

Here is to a year full of love and beauty.

 

Botanical Photography Design

Sweet Potato Hearts Design

Seasons in the Garden

December 4, 2013

One of the joys of gardening all year round in California is witnessing the transformation of leaves and seeds. From green to red, from flower to seed pod.

An outstanding example of transformative beauty is in the Japanese Anemone,  a low maintenance shade-lover.

Anemone hupehensis, Anemone hupehensis var. japonica, and Anemone × hybrida (commonly known as the Chinese anemone or Japanese anemone, thimbleweed, or windflower) are species of flowering herbaceous perennials in the Ranunculaceae family.

What are your favorite plant transformations?

Patterns of Growth, New Artist Statement

October 24, 2013

Calla Lily Tile

Writing an artist statement about your work is hard. It is like painting a picture from a wispy diaphanous landscape with few markers to guide you. That’s why when the words match that subtle energetic experience of making art it is a huge joy! Here it is. Here is why my work is in the world:

We are intricately connected to and dependent on plants for our survival. Plants are dependent on humans to maintain an environment they can live in. We serve each other.

My work serves to illuminate the relationship we have with plants not only for food and air but for beauty.

We are coming out of the industrial age into an age of connectivity. Here and now we have an opportunity to marry the ancient wisdom of healing plant energies, the science of the industrial age, and our emerging era of interconnectdeness.

Patterns of Growth is a double entendre that points to the beautiful patterns in nature and the inner work we can embrace as humans in order to serve our survival.


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