Drawings & Illustrations

Mehndi or Henna, the East-Indian practice of adorning the hands and feet with a paste made from the finely ground leaves of the henna plant, captivated me as a young girl and is now the lens through which I see the world. I borrow from the intricate floral and geometric patterns of this ancient art form to bring my own drawings and illustrations to life. With pen on paper, I capture and celebrate our shared experiences, the power of human connection and the beauty of the human spirit. Each design is hand drawn and then captured digitally to add color and print on limited edition archival canvas, paper, clothing and jewelry.

~Bela