Down under, over here

July 20, 2009 § Leave a comment

Eucalyptic Fire Dance In the Americas

Eucalyptic Fire Dance in the Americas

Leland Stanford was a rancher and railroader. Before starting the now prestigious university the Stanford family collected cacti and succulents for a Victorian style garden. Ranching abandoned, the “Arizonia Garden” lay forgotten for many decades, leaving the plants to their own devices. Stanford and later the University brought an impressive variety of eucalyptus to the area.

I found this bark resting on a spread of Bluefinger.

Print size: 13×19 in.


Summer Magnolia

July 19, 2009 § Leave a comment

Summer MagnoliaSummer Magnolia print

Ancient fossil plant, Magnolia are native to the eastern American Continent and the Asian. Examples found in the fossil record date between 36 and 58 million years ago. The species predate bees, and pollination is achieved by the older family of beetles. __sweet.

This image is of a Southern Magnolia.

Print size: 13 x 13 in.

Oak Fall

July 19, 2009 § 1 Comment

Oak Fall

“Oak Fall”

Print size 11 x 11 in.


July 19, 2009 § Leave a comment

Wisteria Trunk at Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Chinese Wisteria planted in the 1860’s in the old quadrangle of The Mission Santa Clara de Asis, it pre-dates the existing mission building. The forms in this ancient vine trunk evoke a past wrought with subjugation, and also how we can see ourselves in pattern.

Recently, this rare early planting has been scarred by abuse, several inch round bark scrapes at the old base protrude, scraffed. UPDATE– Coming with fall and winter moist the green moss has covered the scarrings.

Print size: 13×19 in.

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