Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Secret Life of Plants

Title The Secret Life of Plant
Dimensions: 9 x 11 & 1/2 inches
Media: Ink
Year: 2013


This intricate pen & ink drawing features a solitary gardener, delicately tattooed or embellished or shadowed and entanged with leaves, vines, trees, roots, and flowers. like a dream, you lose yourself in another inky world.

The title was taken from a book byPeter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. There is also a quote from poet and diarist May Sarton - also used as one of her book titles - "Plant Dreaming Deep."

“It always comes back to the same necessity: go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard.”
― May Sarton

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
May Sarton

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