Over the past few months I have been creating animals and plants with a combination of a variety of geometric forms and repeating designs including triangles, diamonds, teardrops, squares, ovals, dots, lines, and outlines all made and paired with bright colors. These are the creative tools of the artists and artisans of the South American artform known as Chiva Art
While I am not planning on dismissing the mandala circular form, I am thinking beyond the sphere and thinking outside and inside the box.
Although we often think of biodiversity on a worldwide scale, we can appreciate biodiversity intimately in our own backyard gardens, on hikes, and in our travels.
The beauty in the biodiversity in plant and animal morphology challenges and delights me as an artist, impelling me to illustrate the elegance, symmetry and harmony in the natural world in my personal way.