FLORA AND FAUNA I
Silkscreen and ink on paper
30" x 22" unframed (37.5" x 29.5" framed and matted in Marin Natural Wood)
The animals (deer) and plants (chamomile, buttercup, and asparagus) in this print are inspired by the original drawings from a 12th-century Andalusian medicinal botanical manuscript called The Herbal. I draw the plants and animals’ silhouettes using both pencils and digital drawing techniques and then prepare my final drawings for the silkscreen printing stencils. I print the stencils in layers using colors that mimic the original 12th-century manuscript's hues.