In Africa, it starts with small rain drops, bringing the water to the Zambezi River which keeps Victoria Falls flowing during their winter. A seed, a pod, settles into the ground and grows and grows to create some of the largest trees in Africa, Baobabs. The upside down tree.
The Redwoods, grow tall and big around plus include the extra sense of smell. Looking at how all of these things start from something so tiny and become so breathtaking.
I have never been good at translating these massive images into my work. I do not do many landscapes. I am overwhelmed by too much information. I want to include everything I see, so to avoid the overload, I focus in on the little things I see. I draw the leaf, details of the roots, or maybe a tree but not the forest. I draw the animals that live in the forest, jungle, river or desert. I look for the little things. I realize each time I visit a new place how small I am within this natural world.
I have lots of art shows coming up this fall. Soon, I will post the show dates and some previews of what I have created from some of the little moments in time.
|I am near the bottom used a 300 zoom capturing the top 1/4 of this sand dune|
|White Sands at sunset, New Mexico|
|Baobab tree, Africa|
|Me in the corkscrew tree|