Seeing in the Dark

 

Traversing the Canopy is my latest series inspired by childhood memories of my first experience in the jungle canopy.

It was high above the ground. In pitch darkness, our zip line began sliding beside the tree crowns. Dawn light rose slowly over the foliage, revealing complex shapes in sharp monochrome. It was hard to make sense of the dense growth from afar. But from close, it was an intricate beauty, perfectly balanced on the limbs of giant trees.

This series aims to capture that moment when I was struck by the harmony of the natural forms in the soft dawn light.

This series were sketched and made for The Pie Shoppe, at Victoria Dr and Powell Street, Vancouver.

Seeing in the Dark 1, ink and watercolour on paper, 33 x 20 inches.

Seeing in the Dark 1, ink and watercolour on paper, 33 x 20 inches.

 
Seeing in the dark 2, ink and watercolour on paper, 33 x 20 inches.

Seeing in the dark 2, ink and watercolour on paper, 33 x 20 inches.

 
Seeing in the Dark 3, ink and watercolour on paper, 33 x 20 inches.

Seeing in the Dark 3, ink and watercolour on paper, 33 x 20 inches.

 
Seeing in the Dark 4, ink and watercolour on paper, 33 x 20 inches.

Seeing in the Dark 4, ink and watercolour on paper, 33 x 20 inches.

 
Seeing in the Dark 5, ink and watercolour on paper, 33 x 20 inches.

Seeing in the Dark 5, ink and watercolour on paper, 33 x 20 inches.