Andrea Maureen Peigh
Andrea as been, drawing, painting, and sculpting all her life. Art is in her blood. From early childhood sketches to complex portraits, art has been a part of her makeup. Art comes from emotion, from experience, and from life. Her goal is to incorporate all of these elements into her work.
Jade vine (aka butterfly flower)
with Red Fox Bat (Pteropus scapulatus)
Watercolor, colored pencil
12" x 15"
While walking through the University of Washington's greenhouse, I came upon a beautiful cluster of flowers hanging from the ceiling. I had never before seen a flower like this, as it’s native only to the Philippines and blooms every two years. The more I discovered about this plant, the more I fell in love with it. Not only is its colors vibrant and beautiful, but the flowers shape when held together look like the wings of a butterfly. This
is why the Jade Vine is also known as the butterfly flower. The blossoms only release their scent at night to attract its pollinators...bats. The Giant Red Fox Bat is a natural pollinator to this plant, help- ing an endangered plant continue on.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson