5” x 5” (Framed 9 3/4” x 9 3/4”) Embroidery Painting / Mixed Media, 2021
This piece is part of my Marfa Road-trip Series
I fell in love with this crazy cool plant named Ocotillo! It is one of the tallest and weirdest plants in the desert. It doesn't even know it's a shrub.
What looks like a bunch of sticks standing straight toward the sky is actually a collection long spiny stems that leaf during times of rain and flower spectacularly in the springtime.
Ocotillo or officially Fouquieria Splenders is a plant indigenous to the Chihuahuan Desert in the Southwestern United States. While semi-succulent and a desert plant, Ocotillo is more closely related to tea and blueberries than to cactuses. The lifespan is about 60 years!