Sunday, March 7, 2010

Homage to the Seed: Artist-in-Residence

Recent work from the studio is focused on the residency project for 2010 at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. 
First up is a tray of seeds and pods collected of late. My studio and back verandah is rather crowded with collections like these. Lying across the Paul Klee book is the most unusual tip of the fruiting section of an umbrella tree (must check that!) Loved the colour of the orange stalk and the random  placed green seeds (pods).  I've been exploring both plant anatomy and morphology and the black pen drawings in the journal are fruits containing seeds with the structure depicted for various species. I really liked the form of the seed structure in w, x and y and have been employing it for its symbolic capacity in the paintings below. Click on Homage to the Seed to go to that blog to read more on the residency project.

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