Pen & ink combined with watercolor

Pen & ink combined with watercolor

Vegetable Constellations

I love vegetables. 

I love constellations. 

Why not combine two awesome things simultaneously? 

Watercolor & gouache

Watercolor & gouache

How did this idea come to be?

Moonflower market, located in Moab, asked if I would be interested in doing the November 2018 Moab Artwalk. I instantly knew I wanted to take a break from landscapes and do a kitchen line of fruits and vegetables that I’ve been dreaming about for years.

I love the amazing colors and shapes of produce.

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When they told me some of the pieces needed to be dark sky themed, I thought “How in the world would I combine fruits and vegetables AND dark skies???” Instantly, this idea of turning vegetables into constellations came to me and I knew I had to make it happen! Combining garlic scapes with Hydra was the first idea…and then it went from there!

I had so much fun creating this show. I hope you enjoy it too! 

I’ve always enjoyed the illustrations behind the constellations. In this show, I’ve taken all real constellations and have created my own illustrations to go behind them, inspired by amazing vegetables I’ve always wanted to draw and paint.

I initially learned the constellations my first summer in Moab working as a river guide in 1994. I slept under the stars and spent hours enjoying the desert dark skies with a little pocket guide to constellations. Since then, constellations have felt like old friends to me. I love looking up and seeing a familiar set of stars that I feel somehow connected to. 


2019 Vegetable Constellation Gallery, by Katrina Lund

Garlic Scapes by Day

Garlic Scapes by Day

Garlic Scapea by Night

Garlic Scapea by Night

Bell Pepper By Day

Bell Pepper By Day

The Big Pepper by Night

The Big Pepper by Night

 
Artichoke by Day

Artichoke by Day

Artichocules by Night

Artichocules by Night

Onion by Day

Onion by Day

Onion by Night

Onion by Night

Spicy Pepper By Day

Spicy Pepper By Day

Little Pepper By Night

Little Pepper By Night

Mushrooms by Day

Mushrooms by Day

Ursa Mushroom by Night

Ursa Mushroom by Night

Beet By Day

Beet By Day

Beetes by Night

Beetes by Night

The Process

 

All images are © by Katrina Lund and may not be duplicated or used without written permission by the artist.