At my Open Studios this past weekend at the Hunters Point Shipyard, I sold a very recent carving called Blue Agave (picture below). The pattern for the left side of this piece was based on the Agave cactus' that were planted across the street from my home in Bernal Heights, in a narrow strip next to the sidewalk. I was struck by the way that the thorns of the cactus had imprinted themselves on the leaf that had grown around them, before that leaf unfurled. This inspired me to create the triangular pattern that you see. The flower that you see on the right is growing everywhere nearby, and it is called "Jupiter's Beard". The rain that we have had over the past few months has really encouraged all kinds of new growth, and these are just two examples of some of the lovely plants that are the result. Truly a vibrant time of year!
I am a San Francisco artist who enjoys making art and visiting art exhibits.