The messages of plants (to themselves, to us) are mysterious yet produce the bounty we embrace as “Nature.” As in ; “I like nature!” Leave aside for a moment the whole “cute eats cute” phenomenon of nature (predator/prey, life/death) and we effectively have a symbol (let’s say a tree) that figures prominently in the human psyche and in human art dating from the earliest caves.
I had been painting on non-stretched canvas for some time before I started working on black backgrounds. I liked the black backgrounds but I wanted them more black. I tried vinyl paint. Didn’t work.