“The parts of me that eyes can’t see,
They’re glowing underneath.
Picking off the petals,
I’ll let you if you’re gentle…”

If I haven’t mentioned it or you haven’t noticed, much of my work is inspired by music, particularly the lyrics but sometimes the music itself. Music is that one thing that gets my imagination going if I need a little jump start. So often when I’m drawing, I’m listening to music. And if I’m not listening to my own collection, I’m tuned into Pandora, which is basically the way I discover new music now a days. It is also where I first heard Alina Baraz & Galimatias. I simply fell in love with Alina’s voice and knew that I would eventually get around to doing a piece on at least one of their songs. This drawing is inspired by the song “Unfold” off the Urban Flora album. The lyrics made me think of the unfolding emotions experienced in first love, much like the blossoming of a flower yet these emotions are uncharted and new. Unknown, it’s like embarking on a journey with one’s eyes closed.

There are two more songs from the same album that inspire me so I’m in the works of pulling those together. In the meantime I’m prepping this piece for a limited run of 5×7 prints which will be coming soon. 😊