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Irmgard Geul, Ocotillo

by Irmgard Geul

Regular price$200.00 Sale price
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Irmgard Geul, Ocotillo

by Irmgard Geul

Regular price$200.00 Sale price
Tax included.

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!