Print and Ivy

I’m working on a study of Plectranthus verticillatus (swedish ivy) for my printmaking final. P. verticillatus is a member of the lamiaceae (mint) family, a grouping characterized by square stems and aromatic leaves. This member makes an excellent houseplant. My grandmother had a gorgeous, large specimen. I was always intrigued by its unusual scent. Hard to find for sale (at least in the southwest), I never had my own until a few years ago when I stumbled across one in a planter in a shopping center. I snuck a few cuttings which readily took to transplanting. The leaves are slightly succulent and shiny. It’s a beautiful plant that I’ve been wanting to draw.

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I’m currently working on a lithograph of P. verticillatus. I’m also working through a brainstorming study in linoleum. I’ve been playing with an idea to deconstruct leaves into layers representative of different functions and processes with in the plant.

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