RELATE TO NATURE...AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE

That's my rule. I realized long ago that when I am in it, have it in my surroundings, or at least looking at images of it, everything will be OK.

So why not make nature my focus in art and design, right?!

Not that I don't stray now and then (HUMAN nature), but I love documenting my interactions with the natural world, be it with a monoprint, a photograph, or a surface pattern design.

A glimpse at a collaboration with a hearty artichoke from Tom's garden as a photo, a print, and a pattern...

   Artichoke 2, iPhone 5s photograph detail, from PAPER, PLANT, SUN series.

Artichoke 2, iPhone 5s photograph detail, from PAPER, PLANT, SUN series.

   Artichoke monoprint detail.

Artichoke monoprint detail.

   Artichoke 1 pattern detail, Parsley colorway, derived from my monoprint of an artichoke leaf from my friends garden.

Artichoke 1 pattern detail, Parsley colorway, derived from my monoprint of an artichoke leaf from my friends garden.