Detail 2 - Mayapple Flower with Baby Praying Mantis
2018, SIZE colored pencils, graphite pencils and pastels. A detail from ‘Mayapple Woodland’ illustrates a mayapple flower with its stigma and anther showing below a petal. The drawing portrays a low viewpoint directing the viewer’s eye into protecting overlapping transparent leaf shapes forming an umbrella effect. A baby praying mantis is drawn on the plant’s stem making use of the leaf coverage to hide under.