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The spark that inspired this original oil painting was the combination of shape and white tips of the torch ginger's leaves and the orange-breasted falcon's wings. It's a subtle detail, but it's unique and a wonderful example of the finesse of nature's design. The natural colors of these two species were already primary colors, so I elaborated that in my palette and played with the word "primary" to also nod to the bird's primary feathers.
Background: After working on a series of paintings focusing on societal issues, I needed a break from the human experience. I chose to focus solely on the natural world and it’s beautiful, complex idiosyncrasies. Looking deeply, I found patterns mirrored across flora and fauna, reflections in nature that reminder us of the connectedness of our natural world. By appreciating and remembering this harmony, I hope to realign and broaden everyday perspectives of the ever complicated human world.
16" x 16", oil on wood. This piece was part of my 2017 self-produced solo exhibition Reflections Doc's Lab in San Francisco, CA.