Flax Studio will be open all afternoon on Saturday, October 12 as part of S.M.A.R.T open studios day.
It is with great impact that small creatures move and live among us. For millions of years, pollinators have been fertilizing plants, many of which we now rely on as vital food sources. While some plants are self pollinating, or are pollinated by wind or water, there are many critters that perpetuate natural life and keep the flowers blooming. These magical little beings such as bees, wasps, moths, butterflies, birds, flies and small mammals such as bats create so much beauty and preserve life. Major shifts in the climate and rapid growth of industry has disrupted this natural process of pollination leading us to question what the future holds. Hiveminded explores various pollinators with curiosity and concern, with articulate pen drawings that illustrate the complex shapes and systems at play.
Hilary Rochow is a multidisciplinary creative living and working in San Antonio, Texas. Her formal training in both industrial and graphic design inform her love of impactful figures compositionally isolated, and her lifelong adoration of the natural world weaves its way into to her choice of subject matter. She imbues the living things she draws with as much life and emotion as she observes within them.