Recently I’ve been doing research on the plants of Jamaica. This is for a series of artworks that I’m working on. Many plants that are now on the island were actually introduced by its two colonizers, the Spanish and British. This drawing is of the breadfruit; it was brought to Jamaica to feed the slaves. The plant has no nutritional value whatsoever. As a cheap food source, it served its purpose of keeping the slaves alive at little to no cost.
On another note, there is a Bay Area company that is doing its part to save the bees. It creates and sells seed bombs. The idea of seed bombs comes from Guerrilla Gardening, a method of planting begun by environmentalists who would simply throw balls of seeds and fertilizer into fenced-off neglected spaces like brownfields or land that was in zoning limbo. Hmmm, I’m looking at you, fenced off lands near BART stations! Read more about seed bombs and saving the bees here: Save the Bees With Seed Bombs
This is beautiful. I’m so glad I came across your work.
Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoy my work.
Nice! The r/w/b color scheme is classic and one of my favorites! This whole series about Jamaica is really interesting. Keep up the good work!
Thank you. The Jamaica series is interesting — the Bay Area of California where I now live stimulates my creatuve juices but it is Jamaica that somehow ends up on the drawing board!
i live in the bay area! i’m in fremont. 🙂
that would be such an exciting project. you must feel inspired by it! 🙂
I’m around the bend — down Niles Canyon, through Sunol and on to Pleasanton is where I am.
i love pleasanton! we have lunch at stacey’s now and then. the downtown is so idyllic. if we ever decide to move further from my husband’s work, i’d like to move there!
nice to meet you, neighbor!
So insightful! Thanks for checking out my blog Kay…and love the drawing!
So nice to hear the story behind your lovely work
I too, enjoy hearing the stories behind your work.