Is there a more enigmatic species? Humans have been fascinated by them and cultivated them for thousands of years. They orchestrate a dance of sex and death through complex strategies of attraction to ensure survival. Orchids are the earth’s most rapidly evolving species, the largest species of flowering plants, are twice the number of bird species, and four times greater than mammal species. Genetic sequencing shows orchids may have evolved more than 76-84 million years ago. Perhaps they have something to tell us about survival and the balance of life.
Lanaquarelle paper, gouache, watercolor, ink, graphite, personal rubber stamps. 9 x 12 in., 23 x 30.5 cm.
Cecelia Chapman is an artist working with still and moving images. Her videos "Fear Don't Knock" and "Message4u" have been featured on dotswave tv, London. Italy's Utsanga Press has featured her asemic drawings. Her work has appeared in Unlikely Stories since 2004. Check out her web site at CeceliaChapman.com.