Non-Human Architects ~ Structures and Designs Found in Nature.
A goldenrod plant gall drawn at 523% of its actual size to capture the intricate details. At this scale, the insect’s nursery outside surface begins to resemble the surface of a planet with its mountain ranges, river basins, lake beds, and craters. Size: 13.5” x 20” unframed. Signed artist prints available here.
Japanese beetles can destroy entire trees but what is left are beautiful, delicate lacy patterns of eaten leaves that make people pick them up and save them. This piece was drawn 325% of its actual size to capture all the nuances and shapes. Size: 13.5” x 20” unframed. Signed artist prints available here.
This small nest (possibly a house wren) is something I have had sitting in my studio for years. Drawn at a large scale, this became a very time-consuming project, but the process was meditative and hated to see it end. Size: 13.5” x 20” unframed. Signed artist prints available here.
There are amazing structures created by the smallest of creatures that one wonders at the level of intelligence they have. This much is true. Humans aren’t the only ones who can build.