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8"x10" image printed on 8.5"x11" glossy hp photo paper with hp ink on an hp photosmart 8450. This printer/ink uses actual gray ink rather than approximating with a mix of colors. The result is absolutely true black & white images with no color bias. Original print, signed by artist (or request no sig.). Available in sepia or black & white; specify which in your order notes. Other sizes available upon request.
Image is of saguaro cactus and palo verde tree intertwined in Queen Valley, Arizona.
Also available (and pictured): 2 other prints from series. See artist's notes below.
**This listing is for 1 print only of the first image listed. If you would like one of the others, please note which on the order. If you would like all three, contact us for a new listing for your purchase ($30 for all three prints).
Image(s) may not be copied, printed, or reproduced without artist's consent.
From the artist:
I took these images on Thanksgiving Day in 2004. My extended family did an unconventional celebration that year. We took the entire dinner out to the desert where our dirtbikes and quads could be the after-dinner entertainment. We had a blast! Next to our site was this large palo verde tree with cacti growing up through it. I couldn't take my eyes off it! It was the combination of textures that really struck me, and doing the prints in b&w or sepia really lets the textures take center stage. The first image posted here is my favorite of the three. The closeup of the cactus with its smooth skin, scars, and spines has an other-worldly feel to it. From those textures in the bottom left-hand corner you are immediately pulled into the image as your eye runs up the cactus and into the tree in the center right, then you are thrust up & left into spreading the branches. I just love how that cactus pulls you right in so you experience all the different elements and textures. In my grouping, this image hangs on the left. On the right is the third image listed here. It is actually taken from the same spot as the first, just a different camera orientation. It includes many of the same textures and elements of the first, but in a different order and composition. This image has a tree branch running across the bottom third that acts almost like a velvet rope keeping you out of the image. You are an observer here, unlike the first image. But the composition of this one balances the first image extremely well. I've place the landscape image between them, which tells 'the rest of the story' you might say. It takes a step back and gives the 'big picture' to explain what's happening in the others.