This blue botanical monoprint is one of the newest additions to my Transformations series. These pieces are based on the ever-changing cycles of nature and the oneness of all things, which are my primary inspirations for making art. Transformation 54 uses the patterns of plant leaves and shades of blue and green to create a quiet, contemplative mood. I hope you’ll want to add this blue botanical monoprint to your living space.
- Size: 7 x 7 inches
- Substrate: Rives BFK 100% cotton printmaking paper
- Frame: none
- Matting/Mounting: none
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This blue botanical monoprint is one of the newest additions to my longest-onging series. The Transformations series focuses on the ever-changing cycles of nature and the oneness of all things. The process of layering translucent inks to build up the composition reminds me of nature's gradual processes, such as the slow build-up of soil in the forest.
We may not often think about how one thing transforms into others over time, because we catch such a brief glimpse of the total picture. But if you consider the fact that we are all made of the same elements as the stars of the early universe, it kind of puts things into perspective. Or just consider how a tiny little seed becomes a huge tree! These ordinary yet miraculous things constantly amaze me, and are my primary inspiration for making art.
I love how the many shades of blue and green in this botanical monoprint blend and contrast with one another to create a quiet, contemplative mood. The overlapping positive and negative shapes take the eye on a journey across the piece, while the repetition of line and shape set up a pleasing pattern. Pattern is everywhere we look in nature, from the symmetrical arrangement of leaves on a tree to the stripes on a bobcat or leopard. Sometimes, I think we take that beauty for granted.
Transformation 54 makes me think of shadows cast on my lawn or in a forest as night begins to fall. The patterns of line and shape create an impression of plants swaying softly in the wind. A fluffy seed floats through the air until it finally lands on fertile ground. This is the magic of the Earth, and I, for one, believe it is holy. If this resonates with you, perhaps you'll want to add this blue botanical monoprint to your living space.