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The Natural World


Arlene Kim Suda
San Francisco, CA
Summer/fall 2016

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I am so inspired by the natural world and have become convinced we can communicate with nature and plants by being open to what comes up in our imaginations and inner worlds when with them. 

For me, the plants in my garden, the mountains, the wind and the clouds tell secrets about time, life, love and loss -- like they have been here for millions of years and have so much wisdom they want to share with us. These paintings and drawings contain the ‘sounds and visions’ they shared with me during a 100 day drawing practice.