Plant pigment

Following a study with Mahaveer Swami in India, these are drawings of plants made solely with their own pigments. The drawings are delicate, they will fade eventually, as everything is impermanent. 

 
 

OR ES - ES OR - RO SE - ER OS

Rose petal and rose leaf pigment on acid-free paper, 40 x 60 cm , framed, 2019

If a molecule for example RO and SE binds to 2 receptors, to give a smell of ROSE, then the mirror-image ESOR molecule will find it impossible to bind to those receptors. Instead, it will bind to OR and ES and the mirror image will bind to ORES. In all this molecular movement, what remains is the vibrational frequency, which ultimately smells of ROSE. 

Rose ERos.jpg