Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rebirth




Cherie at Ripe Art Gallery called for submissions to a Valentine's group show. Romantic, my work is not. True, I did paint the House of Love, a earthy dome with roots, but for this show, I was stumped. Two houses together? Cheesy. An object like a lock? Meh.
Focused all day on the destructive forces of nature, I stopped to look at these fantastic 19th C. German biology textbook images of fish and winged insects which James and I bought in the French Quarter in New Orleans many years back, and which now hang in our bedroom. I was calmed immediately. It reminded me of the beauty of life, the persistance of nature's renewal. It gave me home to look at these drawings, so I thought I'd share them. Englarge them to see the fine detail in the pen and ink. In looking at them, I knew I had to incorporate them into my image of love.

2 comments:

Spencer said...

Those biology drawings are extremely interesting, like something from the natural history museam.

heidi said...

I'm extremely inspired by the insects :)