This mixed media piece combines a drawing I did in multiple colors of oil pastel combined with digital effects to mimic conte crayon. I keep revisiting my long-time series based on close-up views of low to the ground plant life. This is a subject I can remember fascinating me since I was a toddler plopped on the grass and allowed to entertain myself. There's a whole world going on down there! But I don't really depict it realistically. My reference photo is actually multiple photos I took layered together. Instead of simplifying my images, I increase the complexity to emphasize the diverse abundance of nature allowed to run wild.