The Timucua Indians of Florida once lived in a small settlement near modern Gainesville, on the edge of a beautiful 250 acre lake. The Timucua word for their palmetto thatched houses, Kanapaha, is now the namesake of that lake and the surrounding area. Today, visitors to nearby Kanapaha Botanical Gardens enjoy one of Florida's largest collections of exotic plant life.

While progressing on this design, I became interested in trying to create simple geometric shapes  to form the plants, while contrasting that with a detailed water surface.