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!
9/16/2017 11:35:17 pm
This is called blue agave and I admire the beauty of it. I can see the value of it by just looking at it. We can display it in our bedroom or in the room where visitors are entering. I will see the other options that I have but I think that this is enough for me. I will keep on searching for the designs that are similar to this art.
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I am a San Francisco artist who enjoys making art and visiting art exhibits.