Drawings by Aja Johnson available in her microMACRO Etsy store.
Johnson on her work:
I am mostly inspired by repetition in nature, and biology in general. I am fascinated by the visuals in science textbooks; I spend a lot of time at my local library pouring over them searching for inspiration.
It has been said that the Maldivians used to travel Indonesia and other near by countries by sailing in Dhoni’s(top photo). As a proof, Fishing boats(bottom left photo) in the main harbor of Karimun Jawa, Indonesia, looks similar to the Dhoni’s Maldivians traveled for years. The similarity of boat design shows either one of us borrowed the design.
A Dhoni resembles a dhow(bottom right photo), a traditional Arab sailing vessel. A Dhow is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with lateen sails used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region.