Category Archives: design systems in nature

DRAWING FROM NATURE WITH NATURE

I have always felt very connected to the natural and drawing is a good way for me to record that passion.

As this drawing progressed I found myself wanting to add many more things…including something that was not in the natural world. That ended up being┬ámarbles and a ┬áspark plug. I cannot explain way I draw some things, it just seems right. I guess I would be worried if it all made too much sense.

THE FINISHED DRAWING

After many additions the space was filled with objects that somehow seemed right. Some things are obvious such as a maple leaf being somewhat feather like and yet the beginning of a tree, other things sort of fit, like a marble being a little like an egg and others just need to be there, I have no idea why.

 

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINTING-KNOW THE ENEMY

This is a painting I did using a photo I took. I was intrigued with the challenge of painting water, I am also still very taken with the spectrum and even color itself. While I like this painting I moved on the different territory in a work a few months later. This painting is about the “spinning rectangles” or golden mean.” and it is a part of a wider interest in design systems found in nature. A photo I took is still the starting point, however it is less dependent on that source. This painting is done entirely by memory and intuition. I trusted myself more and was not using a photo source at all. I like all three works and do not consider one better, just different. I did enjoy the last one more because I was much more in charge and I think it is more open t the viewer.