Analogy III is a botanical monoprint, part of a nature-inspired body of work that is more narrowly focused on plant and leaf imagery. The series is based on the similarities between the various patterns found in nature. These patterns are called fractals, and you can learn more about them here. The idea that nature uses the same patterns in rivers and coastlines as in trees and leaves fascinates me, and reinforces my belief that everything is connected to everything else. I love how the overlapping delicate networks of veins in the leaves can form shapes and patterns which may resemble a map. You can read about part of my process for creating this botanical monoprint, and how I solved a problem I encountered, here.
Like the other works in the Analogy series, it is a monotype (monoprint) with added media, which usually includes colored pencil, watercolor crayons, inks, and collage elements. Maps in particular are used as collage elements because they draw such a beautiful parallel with the shapes in the leaves. The many shades of blues, greens and purples compliment the areas of darker rust-brown. The shapes, lines, and soft color variations in this botanical monoprint are subtle and pleasing, forming a composition that would add a sense of nature’s peace to any environment. I can imagine it in a bedroom or living room, where I could allow my eyes to wander over it as I relax in my home. Or it would add a relaxed atmosphere to any kind of office.