"How the heck did you ever put this together from Prayer Plant leaves??? Very sweet image. Perfect for my neices room. She loves it!" B.K.
The main inspiration for Zebras came from my house plant Maranta leuconeura, better known as the Prayer Plant. This lovely arrived in a gift greenery pot several years ago and was so stunning I kept it after tossing the rest. I’ve been eye-balling it for months, always with Zebras foremost in my mind!
Zebras are always in herds, not alone, obviously a safety measure…lions, tigers and bears, ya know…so I couldn’t do just ONE. I love this over the shoulder runway model look. There’s a warmth to it. Tried to get a Safari plains feel to the background. AND it took a while to get all those stripes lined up properly!
Tree bark is aged iris leaf; tree foliage are maple with tips rounded off. Corn husks whiten nicely after a few days and is my new “find” – used for the landscape in the background and center. The zebras’ mane is a newly discovered kind of common Rush. The plant on the left is green with pink spots or stripes. These are the stems left after Japanese Knotweed blooms. We also have moss, yellow Sassafras along the bottom and Artemesia.
As leaves are biodegradable and will fade and deteriorate quickly, original Art is scanned immediately after creation, preserving their beauty long after originals are gone. Enjoy!