Lori Beth Katz

Three of a Dozen – C”
oil on wood
12 x 12 in.

I am continually in awe of the multitude of intricate forms and shapes that exist in nature. Upon close examination, complex structures can be found in the smallest plant forms — a rich world of shape, color, and texture waiting to be discovered. It is these details that I have chosen to be the focus of my work.

I borrow from nature and create a world where various plants, seeds, and bird eggs become the central focus. I find it easy to be mesmerized by the grandeur of nature—a giant redwood tree, a grand vista, or the view from the edge of the ocean. But by taking the time to slow down my examination of the world, I am rewarded with an entirely different sense of grandeur. I want to present these intricate details from the environment and translate this sense of grandeur into my work. To do so, I create imaginary landscapes where, for example, a small bird egg carries a visual importance equal to its potential contribution to the natural world.

© Lori Beth Katz