The Dose Makes The Poison

Frequently, humans either over- or underestimate what the natural world is capable of, sometimes assuming that "wild" is synonymous with "danger" or, just as problematic, that "natural" means "harmless". Most often, this sphere is some of each. These works, inspired by Victorian botanical drawings, represent a class of plantlife that have the distinction of being by turns helpful, pleasurable, dangerous or deadly, all based entirely on context and usage.

Calabar Bean
Calabar Bean

2019 8" x 4" Cold-Press Watercolor Paper; Watercolor; Ink, Graphite.

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

2019 8" x 4" Cold-Press Watercolor Paper; Watercolor; Ink, Graphite.

Betel Nut
Betel Nut

2019 8" x 4" Cold-Press Watercolor Paper; Watercolor; Ink, Graphite.

Kola Nut
Kola Nut

2019 8" x 4" Cold-Press Watercolor Paper; Watercolor; Ink, Graphite.

Quinine
Quinine

2019 8" x 4" Cold-Press Watercolor Paper; Watercolor; Ink, Graphite.

Wormwood
Wormwood

2019 8" x 4" Cold-Press Watercolor Paper; Watercolor; Ink, Graphite.

Coca
Coca

2019 8" x 4" Cold-Press Watercolor Paper; Watercolor; Ink, Graphite.

Opium Poppy
Opium Poppy

2019 8" x 4" Cold-Press Watercolor Paper; Watercolor; Ink, Graphite.