Title: Prickly Pear
Medium: Charcoal on drawing paper
Drawing Size: 8×10″
Matted and Framed, Outer Dimensions: 12×14″
This piece depicts the beautiful prickly pear cacti of the artist’s neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona. Between the cacti and shrubs stands a woman with her arms crossed, gazing toward a flag in the distance. Connections between the cactus and figure suggest the delicate navigation a woman must make in society, the cactus thorns reminiscent of pain -both emotional and physical- that many women experience throughout life.
Drawing is in Black and White, shown in both incandescent (warm) lighting and natural (cool) lighting in situ.