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[New Orchid Gallery] Vina Rust

Vina Rust
Seattle, USA

Orchid Gallery:

This body of work explores the idea of exposing intricate internal
structures with devices such as the cross-section or selective
staining of cells. It is inspired by botanical illustrations and
photomicrographs, imagery that has cultivated a sense of wonder in
me: there is a musical quality to the cellular structures they
reveal, themes and variations in the logical patterning and loose
architecture determined by functionality.

With a diverse cultural background, and training in both the arts
and sciences, I often draw inspiration from a broad range of
sources, including the fin de siecle English illustrators Rackham
and Beardsley, and the so-called “ethnic” jewelry of Southeast Asia
and Oceania. My influences do, however, tend to share a common
thread: acute observation of natural forms, and an appreciation for
the tension between beauty and menace so often found in nature’s

Passion is contagious! Show us your passion, Show us your work!

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