Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ground Nut

"Apios Americana" aka "Ground Nut"

Such tight, sculptural forms - these are the tiny flowers of the native wild bean we call Ground Nut. I've always loved these flowers for their shape and subtle color, and only just learned that this wonderful plant can also feed me. It is after all, a wild bean that produces tasty tubers too. There's an interesting history to this plant. Click on the links in this text for photos and more information.
- Nancy Boudreau

This drawing was created using Prismacolor pencil on paper, a long-time favorite of mine. All the drawings of this set of sixteen, are 4.5" x 4.5", are under cream-colored mats and framed in honey-colored maple, ready to hang. Each framed piece measures 16.5" x 16.5". The series is for sale as a set for $3200.

If you're interested in seeing the originals, or purchasing the series, contact me at:

Enjoy the show, not the snow!
Nancy Boudreau

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