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 using varied media, analog and digital, to explore consciousness and the image in communication. She collaborates with sound and visual artists she meets online. Recently her work has been shown online in Interalia Magazine and Otoliths and in print: L'Archimuseo, and Utsanga Magazine with A. Accattino. Recent shows include Berlin Mitte Media Festival and New Orleans Artspace 3116. ceceliachapman.com