This year, I will attempt to chronicle one year at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Each month, I will visit the Gardens and create a drawing, painting or print that captures the essence of Gardens through the seasons.
I began this creative journey in January.
"There is a slumbering subterranean fire in nature which never goes out, and which no cold can chill."- Henry David Thoreau
For me, January is a month marked by solitude and contemplation. The hustle and bustle of the Holidays is past and the new year offers time for reflection and new beginnings.
Inspired by Zen philosophy and Thoreau's "A Winter Walk," I decided to start my year in the Japanese Garden. Work is now in progress.