DescriptionTraveler's Palm Hand drawn with pen and India ink on paper
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.~ Henry David Thoreau
As a traveler myself, I loved the name of this plant, and its grand beauty. At the base of each leaf bracket is a hollow, that can hold a liter of fresh water. Refreshment jungle style.
The Travelers Palm is related to Bananas and Bird-of-Paradise and not Palm Trees. It probably was given name Travelers Palm by early explorers, because it can grow to 60 and is a soft wood like palm or banana (more of a plant than a tree). It is said, that the tree will naturally grow with its leaves pointing east and west, as a guide to the lost traveler. In the wild plants grown from seed, this looks to be true. But Ive noticed plants off-course. They were planted from nursery stock and started off not knowing their duty to the wayward traveler.
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.~Rabindranath Tagore
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Savanna Redman, British Virgin Islands ~ Caribbean Member Since November 2006 Artist Statement I'm inspired by nature, wildlife, travel and ancient cultures; creating art while traveling and living in Honduras, Belize, Australia, Thailand, Egypt, and now the British Virgin Islands. SavannaRedman.com
Artist and author, may sound like an odd combination but like most creatives, my muse hand delivers inspiration to be modeled or hatched in several mediums. Some find their muse delivers music and poetry. Mine delivers stories in an image to paint or draw, like a scrap of film on the cutting room floor, via dreams and lucid daydreams. Each story comes with its own medium, paint, ink or sometimes sculpting in various media. And always, I’ve written creative stories along with the painting. But I didn’t take it serious, my paintings and ink drawings were my focus, until I moved to Mae Nam Thailand for a year and my box of art supplies took a solo tour of Asia. So with only my carry on and notebook in hand, words became my new creative medium.
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