|Sweetpea, 2012, watercolour and crayon on 425 gm Bockingford paper, 27.5 x 18.5 cm, ZAR 1000|
27 December 2012
05 December 2012
14 October 2012
06 October 2012
05 October 2012
03 October 2012
Hippocrepis unisiliquosa by Rob Kesseler, Wolfgang Stuppy, Madeline Harley -
more beautiful than jewellery, more perfect than man-made - courtesy of Mother Nature
10 September 2012
06 August 2012
02 July 2012
08 June 2012
What motivates them?, I would ask my scientific advisors. “It’s all about risk and reward” Why? “Because they want to survive.” Why? “So they can reproduce?” Why? And one scientist pondered it deeply and replied “Nothing lasts forever, everything in the universe wears out.” That blew my mind. Because at that moment I realized that Nature invented reproduction as a mechanism so life can continue as a force of energy that passes through us, a link in the evolution of Life.
WINGS OF LIFE presents the unsung heroes of the global food chain. You will witness, as never before, fantastic journeys that are full of wonder, drama and beauty. Theirs is a fragile ecosystem, essential for sustaining life on the planet. Now threatened by mankind, this is a chance to see their world as never before. Visually stunning and emotional, the story is told from the flower’s point of view. For the first time ever, you will witness a world hidden from the naked eye—and it will be an experience you will never forget.
- Louie Schwartzberg, cinematographer, producer and director of WINGS OF LIFE, due for release in 2012
06 June 2012
28 May 2012
12 May 2012
11 May 2012
08 May 2012
29 April 2012
26 April 2012
25 April 2012
Working with fine Faber Castell water colour pencils, details of the large drawings of 9 symbolic flowers on Arches 300g water colour paper for my botanical research project .....
16 April 2012
The Canadian city of Calgary has welcomed its newest addition spanning the Bow River, the red pigmented 'Peace Bridge' by Valencian architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava. The single span helical footbridge gently arcs across the water, sheltering users with a glass roof along its 126 meter length.
25 February 2012
21 February 2012
How amazing is this: a 32,000 year old Silene Stenophylla seed producing such an exquisite flower! This is the oldest successful regeneration of a living plant from ancient tissue. Nothing beats the power of plants...
20 February 2012
16 February 2012
It's great to be finalising my new baby mohair sofa pillow and cushion collection for a return to Design Indaba, together with the Cape Craft and Design Institute - some of the new cuddly weaves, just in time for the southern winter
16 January 2012
Jean Grose: Amaryllis, watercolour
Ian Garrett: burnished, pit fired pots with floral motifs
"Bloom" - exhibition bannner
13 January 2012
Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that the fast-growing, brilliantly bright sunflower offers guidance on how best to gather solar energy. Read more here: