"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 at least 15 feet tall. The pattern of the leaves intrigued me and I studied and recorded its development as thick green stems with multiple buds opened into creamy white flowers with masses of long stamens that attracted swarms of enthusiastic bees. The inflorescence progressed up the stalk over weeks and months. I wanted to ill