Gardens so Serene and Peaceful

Before the lockdown, I went to visit Selby Gardens, and the recent exhibit Salvador Dali: Gardens of the Mind. I was cheered by his rarely seen botanical drawings which were unusually delicate and whimsical. The landscape, artwork, and water plantings were surreal and lush. I’ve captured just a few images here of this serene and peaceful environment, which was an amazing experience, too. If you’re looking for a little serenity amidst this stressful time, you might like the video I took (see link below). I found the visual mesmerizing and hope you find peace too.

Soup Canvas is an Inspiration

Sharon Kendrick, a friend and one of my favorite artists, and her writing partner, Nityasya Belapurkar, created Soup Canvas, a non-profit that supports New York City school cafeterias. Their mission is to feed children and parents who are in need. During the school year, over 30.3 million children receive free or reduced-price lunches at their public schools, according to the Urban School Food Alliance. To help out, I donated a monoprint from my Vegetable/Wetland Series (see caption). Check out to see the wonderful work they are doing, and if you’re inspired, donate here. With every donation, you receive access to artwork of your choice to print — or use as a digital wallpaper for your computer or other digital device!

Above: Monoprint from my Vegetable/Wetlands Series titled Salad Nicoise. Dimensions: 6′ w x 8′ h