The Mechanics of Nature

Pond water with single-cell organisms, right? This piece was made starting with watercolor and water-soluble felt pen. I photographed it and then (on my iPhone) applied digital paint and chalk over it, and erased and smudged (digitally) those marks. Just fun.

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Cooling Off,  watercolor, pen and digital ink on paper, 5″x7″ (23/30 in 30)

I was thinking about paramecia and algae, but in a nice way. I remember the joy of looking at all sorts of stuff under a microscope when I was in the 5th grade. Our science teacher at Crane Country Day school in Santa Barbara was really cool. She was British, and persnickety about details, all at the same time being good-hearted and very enthusiastic.

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