Saturday, November 6, 2010

What the Gardener Saw


I have decided to include my personal work with my commercial work here on I Draw All Day. My current project is entitled "What the Gardener Saw", you can view some of the work here and on my WTGS Facebook page.

What the Gardener Saw is a series of paintings and sculptures. Each piece has a botanical theme/name referring to the Victorian-era means of communication called “The Language of Flowers”. Various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken.

I am currently collaborating with author J. Alexander Greenwood on a novella based on this work. An excerpt from the book will be available soon. The completion of this work is slated for next year, the culmination of 5 years work. A permanent website for this collection is currently being developed. The scope being a way to convey the story of the 'Gardener' visually and through the written word.  Below are some of the paintings, sketches and sculptures.

"The Fertile Mind of Helebore Mandrake"
by David Allen Terrill
Oil on Wood Panel
24"x24" 
Photo by Steve Wilson




"The Lost of Agrimony Bodge"
by David Allen Terrill
Oil on Wood Panel
24"x24" 

Photo by Steve Wilson



"The Odd Encounter of Baltus McCloud"
by David Allen Terrill
Oil on Wood Panel
24"x24"
Photo by Steve Wilson



"Oleander Mandrake: Grey Man of Frog Ophrys"
by David Allen Terrill
Oil on Wood Panel
24"x24" 
 
Photo by Steve Wilson




"The Eyes of Hortensia Teasel"
by David Allen Terrill
Oil on Wood Panel
24"x48" 
Photo by Steve Wilson





"Helenium Mandrake: The Gift of Madness"
by David Allen Terrill
Oil on wood panel
24" x24"
Photo by Steve Wilson





















"Seelen Loch"
by David Allen Terrill
Bronze on African Mahogany Base 




















Various sketches from my sketchbooks





















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