In Search of Awe / Drawn from NatureConnect with Nature In A Whole New Way. Original and Limited Edition Prints.
INSPIRED BY THE BIG ISLAND
ADD A BIT OF PARADISE TO YOUR SPACE
In Search of Awe in The Natural World
People ask me where the inspiration for my work comes from. I say “Everything outside my front door.” That’s not to say everything is inspirational. I hunt for beauty and awe where and when I am out in the natural world.
My work represents the wild, the messy, the misunderstood, and the hidden “spaces” within our Midwest landscapes and
those I discover abroad. The spaces and places I find intriguing and magical are the ones we often pass over, yet their details
and complexities reveal ecosystems vital to the whole and vital to our well-being. There is such awe and beauty in the natural chaos of things. Food is medicine. Nature is therapy.
For every piece I draw, watercolor, or print, I craft a story that blends art with science to give you a deeper understanding and connection to our natural world. Everything is amazing out here.
The Russet Sisters
I’m fascinated by how frost transforms wild native plants. Often, I can’t tell who they are after a cold snap has rearranged their leaves and petals. It’s their second act at beauty only nature could orchestrate.
Lebanon Hills Regional Park is a favorite hiking-exploring spot and never fails to offer more than a few inspirations on any given venture. Discovering The Russet Sisters, as I call them, I knew they would be the start of a new series I have been thinking and writing about.
I can’t tell if they are ready to embrace one another or are in the middle of a sibling squabble. You might not be able to see from the image, but the sister on the right has captured the tiniest of twigs in one of her brackets. Her frozen posture made a cavity for a spider to spin her web traced by drops of dew clinging to its latticework.
DETAILS: Watercolor on 300 lb. Fabriano HotPress Watercolor Paper. 22.5 x 30 in. (57.15 cm x 76.2 cm) Currently Unframed; Framed Size Estimate: 32 x 40 in. (81.28 cm x 101.6 cm) $2300 USD
To the bumblebee queen, our neighborhood looks like a cold shelterless void. Everyone has raked up all their tree leaves leaving no place for her to hibernate. She is not alone. So many insects depend on leaf litter as a place to hunker down and survive the freezing winter months. Think of the butterfly chrysalises and the moth cocoons, like our beloved Woolly Bear. There are others that make leaf litter their hibernation home, too, such as worms, mites, millipedes, and spiders who are a food source for other animals. Leaving some or all of your leaves until spring helps ensure biodiversity and balance are sustained.
DETAILS: Watercolor on 300 lb. Fabriano Hotpress watercolor paper, 20 x 20 inches (artwork). The framed size will be about 33 x 33 inches. Available for sale (framed) $2100. Contact email@example.com
Creating art that brings calming awe and the beauty of nature into every room of your home.
By paying attention, being aware, hunting for beauty, I bring you nature-inspired art to enhance your home and your well-being. Introducing ORIGINS, an arbor inspired limited edition botanical style watercolor collection.
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Behind the Scenes
Natural things, references and drawings, studies that sometimes lead to progress, discoveries, and new directions. I have a deep, ongoing curiosity about our relationship with the natural world. How has colonization, hybridization, botanizing landscapes, and other human influences impact life on Earth through out history?
10% of all Terra Kind Studio’s annual sales of original artwork and prints are donated to nonprofits working on environmental and climate change issues. By supporting this local artist, you can have beauty on your walls while doing good in the world.
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All artwork is the sole property of Kristin Maija Peterson and is held under copyright, even after purchase. The images, artwork, and contents of this website may not be copied, collected, or used for personal or professional gain without written permission from Kristin Maija Peterson. All images of artwork, sold or otherwise, are retained by Kristin Maija Peterson.
Terra Kind Studio showcases the creative work of visual artist and designer Kristin Maija Peterson. Growing up among prairies, lakes, rivers, and oak savannas along with her project work with environmental nonprofit organizations have collectively influenced her creative path. Kristin works in watercolor, graphite, color pencil, oil pastels and pen and ink, interpreting in detail the beautiful chaos within native wild spaces and its inhabitants found living there. She sees all living creatures as kin and is always kind to spiders.