These tall, narrow illustrations featuring desert Southwest plants are designed for print on wood slats, installed in a narrow alcove. Agave (Agave americana), Mexican fencepost cactus (Pachycereus marginatus), alligator juniper (Juniperus deppeana), palo verde (Parkinsonia aculeata), and saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) were chosen for their recognizeable silhouettes, diverse textures, and critical ecological roles as habitat for other plants, animals and insects.
I used to think that only people who were crazy were attracted to the desert, but once you’ve lived there, you become that way anyway.
– James Turrell
- Pen and ink drawings
- HP LaserJet Pro 200 color MFP scanner: 1200 dpi
- Adobe Illustrator: vectorization, layout, colorization, and mockups