Friday, June 12, 2009

Art for a Friday:Tequila?

I'm not usually the kind of person that likes flowery paintings, but I really like this painting by Jillian David called "Agave". Below is some background on the painting from, where this painting or a print of it can be purchased.
I love the green, yellow and pops of purple and red in this painting as well as how the plant seems to reach out towards the viewer. What do you think? Do you have a favorite plant painting?
"The embodiment of strength and endurance, a desert plant displays its weathered beauty and grace in Jillian David’s “Agave.” A succulent plant native to Mexico, the Southwestern United States and South America, the agave resembles a cactus, but actually belongs to the lily family. The agave grows slowly and blooms only once before dying. Its spectacular flower is on a stalk weighing several pounds. The entire plant has a myriad of uses: its flower is edible, the stalk can be roasted and eaten, its syrup is used as a sugar alternative and, possibly most importantly, it is the main ingredient in tequila."

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