Nature forms the backdrop to our society and generally goes unnoticed however take a dandelion specimen and place under a simple microscope …. see the vivid yellow pollen grains arranged along the stamens …. see the feathery formations of the seed flight. Now draw what you see with the freshness and spontaneity of line and colour to create an artistic creation possessing its own aesthetic and integrity. The dandelion takes on new dimensions as perception is enhanced. Periods of sustained looking under the microscope and responding through the act of drawing perpetuates new acquaintances with the specimen never to be forgotten. At this juncture art and science and nature form an exciting union.
This project is supported by an Open Access Award from Creative Black Country as part of the Creative People and Places Scheme.