"Moonglow", silk batik, inspired by night blooming cerius, cactus flowers, pink brugmansia and moonlight.
Start here: Study of bladder pod used in the mandala
Masses of brilliant poppies blooming in a local park during a recent spring inspired me to create this batik. Unlike the Mandala "Poppies and Cornflowers" that was carefully planned and controlled, I approached it in a "lets see what happens if I spray and squirt dyes onto silk and let them run and blend" for a loose and spontaneous effect. Then "paint" over desired areas with molten wax to creat
I watched this agave, in a neighborhood garden, grow a flower stalk to at least 15 feet tall, The pattern of the leaves intrigued me and I returned regularly to observe its development over weeks and months. Thick green stems with multiple buds opened into creamy white flowers with masses of long stamens that attracted swarms of happy bees. The inflorescence progressed up the stalk over weeks a