6″ x 6″

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Scratchboards of Pollinators by Lindsey Kiser

Evanescence is an original artwork that Lindsey Kiser completed in scratchboard with colorful inks. The artwork shows a male ruby-throated hummingbird visiting red columbine flowers, which are indigenous to Kentucky.


I took the photographs of the columbine while on a hike at Boone Cliffs, which, in my opinion, is the best park in all of Northern Kentucky. The photographs of the hummingbird were taken on my front porch. I used both reference photos to create the composition for this scratchboard, which was first etched with a sharpened sewing needle to reveal the white clay under the black layer. Next, I applied colorful inks to the white scratches. Finally, a clear coat of varnish protects the artwork. This 6″ x 6″ scratchboard is a jewel!

The columbine flower represents faith, hope, and love. Furthermore, seven columbine plants were symbolic indicators of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude or courage, knowledge, piety, and fear or reverence of God.

A Route of Evanescence

By Emily Dickinson
A Route of Evanescence,
With a revolving Wheel –
A Resonance of Emerald
A Rush of Cochineal –
And every Blossom on the Bush
Adjusts it’s tumbled Head –
The Mail from Tunis – probably,
An easy Morning’s Ride –