Analogy IV is another piece in a body of work that focuses on the similarities between various patterns in nature. Monotypes (also called monoprints) are their starting points, then other media are added. The main components are printed plant and leaf imagery, vintage map fragments, and mixed media. This usually includes colored pencils, watercolor crayons, artist pens, or acrylic ink.
In this series, I’m juxtaposing different patterns in nature in order to draw attention to the fact that nature uses the same basic patterns over and over again. These patterns are called fractals, and they are in the structures of mountains and rivers, the branching of trees and blood vessels, and even DNA. The spiral pattern found in sea shells is repeated in the cloud formation of a hurricane, and in the shape of many galaxies. I find this fascinating. It reinforces my belief in the unity of everything in the universe. If you’re interested, I explain in my blog post here.
This piece has been sold, but if you like it, please check out the other pieces in the series. Several Analogies are still available, and more will be added as I finish them.