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A Heady Scent

 

Living in the desert gives me the opportunity to grow cacti. This family of plants are a constant amazement to me. They spend most of their year looking spikey in their solid, quiet, barborous kinda way. Then in Spring they burst into luxuriant life with the most decadent flowers. This particular cactus blooms at night filling the air with it's heady scent - I wish you could smell it. Pen and ink and watercolour paints onto tea bag paper. French knots and threads form the stamens with gold lurex fabric and ivory silk slow stitched into an opulent frame. Unfinished edges, a tear in an upcycled envelope all point to the fleeting beauty of this luxurious flower. While it's touring this artwork isn't for sale, maybe Iíll put it up for auction or make it available to buy at a later date. As a subscriber youíll be the first to hear if and when this happens. Until then, as a special for subscribers only, you get to put a reserve on it. Simply email me on the link below and I'll add you to the list. Thereís no pressure to buy, it just means youíve told me youíre interested so you get an option to buy. The higher you are on the list the more likely you are to win the option, so donít leave it too long if you really like it!

Mixed Media on Fabric

 

 

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