Speaking of Succulents

I’ve been getting more and more into the world of plants this past year – particularly with drought tolerant plants like cactus, succulents and bromeliads. My explorations have taken me to several show quality displays of these living works of art.

You know what I’ve noticed? The more I see, the more I’m struck by the similarities between these plants and the gears of pocket watches.

If you’ve been following my work for awhile now, you probably know that I created an entire body of work for a solo show last August, GEARED, based on the movements of pocket watches.

All of these thoughts simply reinforce for me how interconnected everything really is in the world. Pocket watch movements that mimic a beating heart, radiating out plants leaves that seem to capture a still frame of that same pulse …

I’m thinking about doing my next texture pattern series using succulents and my new favorite, bromeliads. Check out some of my inspiration for yourself!

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