Interwoven Relationships Between Phlox and Pollinators
2018, 39 x 35 1/2 inches, colored pencils, graphite pencils and pastels. The compositional organization in this drawing is based around a natural movement of insects collecting nectar and pollen from Phlox. Several positions of each insect are depicted within their path of food collecting. As the insects feed, they move pollen from one Phlox plant’s flowers to another resulting in cross pollination. The drawing paper is woven over and under in a basket pattern in order to stress that symbiotic interactive system. Words are placed across middle strips to emphasize the topic of cross pollination.