Inspired by the wild shrubs inhabiting the wetlands of Costa Mesa, CA I drew these unique plants with yellow flowers against a blue backdrop to represent the riparian habitat I found them in. Central to the design is a square god’s eye- a spiritual representation of ‘protection’ appropriately placed as the focal point for this fragile habitat.
I chose a blue duck egg to create this design because I thought the shape balanced well with the central mandala. Though the duck shell is beautiful, it is notoriously difficult to dye, and thus takes extra time to create often taking 3 or 4 attempts in the same dye bath before the color takes evenly. I believe the difficulty is worth the effort and the resulting piece is fragile but beautiful.
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