Inspiration: Nature

Gorgeous, isn’t it?

This was one of my birthday presents this summer, a gift from my mother and father in law who live in Bonny Doon.  We think it is a Jay nest. The interior is earth, and it is quite large, with a very architectural feel- as if it was built, rather that woven, like many of my other nests. It was attached to something (the house? A tree?) on the side that is not there. 

I want to share, today, a couple of other artists who work with nature imagery. I love their work- take a few moments to click on the links and enjoy some stellar artwork.  The first is Emily Clawson, who’s painting was hanging next to mine in the “Translucent” show in San Francisco this summer. Her seed pod work and wing series are my favorites- the wing series is especially ephemeral, with enlarged patterns of dragonfly wings drawn with graphite and then transfered onto the wax. The second is Sharon Beals . I first encountered her work in Farley’s coffee house in San Francisco (kick-ass chai). I was blown away by her photos of nests, and am still scheming about how to get my hands on a print for my own walls. They are so beautiful, with velvety blacks and the nests absolutely glowing on German etching paper.  Go take a look. 

Enjoy your Sunday!

3 thoughts on “Inspiration: Nature

  1. erin

    Lisa,
    it’s me again! i got your email– i thought i’d just let you know that you inspire me.
    can’t wait for a new entry!
    xo,
    Erin

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  2. linearcolour

    your birds nest is awesome, so glad there is somebody else out there that appreciates them as well, i collect them have about 25 in all, which is a slow process as i only collect them off the ground, i love to look at them all lined up in my studio..love your blog,will be visiting alot….

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