The pincushion cactus, a compact visual cousin of the barrel cactus, offers a playful take on desert shapes. Cactus-on-flowering-cactus is the order of the day, as geometry, beauty and nature intersect as if rounded, succulent parcels. This piece is part of the Desert Vintage series: desert flora painted in layers using aged wine, ink, and water washes. Even with smooth fine art paper, texture is built and a puckered character can be seen on the page.
"The smell of desert rain permeates the air as the sky turns a dusty rose. Nostalgic thoughts stir up memories of this road, driven before, ending in a rendezvous over aged wine, old friendships, and the wisdom in combining them." - Gilat Ben-Dor
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**PLEASE NOTE: This original painting, and the other 2 works in this series, are currently available through Art House Centro Gallery, 186 N Meyer Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701. Please contact the gallery at email@example.com or call (520)620-1725 for details.
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