Traversing the Canopy

 

Traversing the Canopy is a series inspired by bromeliads from Central America and childhood memories of first encounters with nature. It all began with a recycling effort in Paula’s native town, for which she and her fourth-grade friends were awarded a trip to the jungle canopy. They were in pitch darkness when they began sliding along the steel wires connecting the tree crowns. Dawn light slowly rose over the foliage, drifting between orange and sapphire, revealing shapes of dazing complexity in sharp monochrome. This series aims to capture that moment with the same innocent gaze that was struck by its natural beauty.

This series were sketched and made for The Pie Shoppe, at Victoria Dr and Powell Street. From Feb 2nd to March 31st, 2019.

Seeing in the dark 1, ink and watercolor on paper, Jan 2019.

Seeing in the dark 1, ink and watercolor on paper, Jan 2019.

 
Seeing in the dark 2, ink and watercolor on paper, Jan 2019

Seeing in the dark 2, ink and watercolor on paper, Jan 2019

 
Seeing in the dark 3, ink and watercolor on paper, Jan 2019.

Seeing in the dark 3, ink and watercolor on paper, Jan 2019.

 
Seeing in the dark 4, ink and watercolor on paper, Jan 2019.

Seeing in the dark 4, ink and watercolor on paper, Jan 2019.

 
Seeing in the dark 5, ink and watercolor on paper, Jan 2019.

Seeing in the dark 5, ink and watercolor on paper, Jan 2019.