Kami M. Koyamatsu
Kami is inspired by the love of animals and her fascination with the natural world. She feels it is important for people to become more active in conservation. This she believes can be achieved by art and visits to the zoo. Hopefully by piquing people’s interests they will be more active in saving what little of the natural world we have left.
Knobcone pine cone
Pen & Ink on drafting film
12" x 10"
This pinecone was a specimen I found that was particularly interesting due to the cone being half open. I was excited because it is an unusual stage to see. Knobcone pines produce serotinous cones, cones that remain closed for years until they are open by fire. This poses the question of why the cone was half open on the University of Washington campus.
Peaking interest and intrigue by portraying beauty of the natural world