Arizona Candelabra, Aloe and Azurite
20 x 15
Edition of 50
Boyce Thompson Arboretum is a treasure to all who love nature. Founded in 1924 by William Boyce Thompson near Superior, Arizona, it is three hundred acres of botanical bliss. Because the collection was established over half a century ago and cared for so well, you can find huge botanical specimens that delight the soul. As you have probably guessed, I go there often to find inspiration. It isn’t crowded, and has wonderful hiking trails. One of the most common plants you will find here is the aloe plant. It comes in many varieties and sizes. This painting was inspired by the bloom of an aloe plant that I came across on a spring trip with a friend to the Arboretum. The overall shape of this bloom impressed me. The more I looked at it, the more it reminded me of a candelabra, or, if turned upside-down, a chandelier. If I had a glass-blowing, metal-welding friend, I would commission such a piece for my dining room! The color in the background was inspired by a nice piece of azurite I found in a creek nearby. The whole Superior area is loaded with amazing gems and has several large mines. For me, a basket full of beautiful rocks that were found in beautiful places can hold more meaning than the “rocks” you can buy at a jewelry store.
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