A little different approach here, but this piece is also inspired by Microcosmos. The color in the film is glorious, but I wanted to concentrate on one element at a time, so I went with black and white. The textures take over here. I’ve allowed the tree to define the texture. I made a rubbing with a charcoal pencil over the stone blocks that make up my patio. The result is the grungy almost embossed feel of the trees juxtaposed with the flat smooth insects. More to come.