Pollen of the Great Lakes

Brandy Van Zalen's avatar Brandy Van Zalen

Pollen of the Great Lakes is a series of four canvases illustrating the unparalleled biodiversity and intricate beauty of tree pollen found in the Great Lakes Region. Each pollen grain depicted was created by hand-carving nearly 50 blocks of the actual microscopic pollen grains that were then printed with ink followed by heat embossment powders and glitters. The submitted pieces will be primarily earth tones with some splashes of color. The powders and sparking glitters enhance the incredible three-dimensional aspects of each pollen grain. The above is an example of what will be submitted as a final project; each canvas will portray hundreds of pollen grains, making us all realize that we are inundated with pollen invisible to our eyes.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: Each Panel 2 inches
  • Medium: Embossed Block Prints
  • Width: Each Panel 40 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: Each Panel 40 inches