Jo-Ann Jenson, Cape Canaveral, FL
My entry is a mono print of a Seagrape leaf, hand pressed, on two layers of silk fabric. I used metallic fabric on the top layer (silk organza/sheer) and black acrylic paint on the bottom layer of silk Habotai. I raised the top layer off the bottom layer with black cording I “couched” over the veins lines, then used glass beads to embellish.
I chose our Florida Seagrapes for this project because besides providing food (edible grapes) and shelter for small mammals, it is our first line of defend against erosion being salt, heat and drought tolerant.