This is a large graphite drawing (about the size of A3) beautifully and softly rendered, titled ‘Praising Plants’. I have set up this drawing as a way to show gratitude towards (house) plants. They provide us with oxygen, hence the text ‘Thank Your for your O2,’ a word rhyme that names oxygen by its element. Instead of drawing plants in pots, I have used a frame decorated with Ginkgo leaves. These leaves are found near Ginkgo trees, often in growing in botanical gardens or in Asian cities. Inside the border, I have added two plant motifs, Acanthus and Pimpernel Bay-leaf Manilla, inspired by William Morris, a British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. The two other plant motifs are designed by me; Bamboo and Lotus flower.
One should see this drawing as a garden, as a local botanical garden in which one can deeply relax and become thankful for what plants do for us. Not only do they provide us with oxygen, but also with soul nourishment and above all, with beauty. Frame this drawing and feel inspired by what plants mean for us and how they can enchant us with their intricate patterns. I sell this original and there are no copies available. This makes this drawing unique gift.
This drawing at Etsy.
I love this! It’s so soft and lovely. I’ll look forward to seeing what else you draw with your new graphite toys. I’m with you on gratitude towards plants too 🙂
It is indeed lovely and soft. That ‘soft’ aspect is hard to catch on a photograph. But that is the only downside of drawing with graphite. The rest is bliss.
Lovely. A nice way to start my morning.
How kind of you. Happy morning!
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the frame of gingko leaves! And the thought of thanking plants for their oxygen is lovely!