Monday, February 28, 2011

Skunk Cabbage

Just a bunch of green leaves with a funny name? No way! The Skunk Cabbage is a much more interesting plant than that. Here in the woods of northwest Connecticut, it's the surest sign of spring. And, did you know that this plant generates it's own heat? - Nancy Boudreau

Click here for a link to access The Nature Institute's interesting life story of the plant. Wikipedia gives a short, dry version of the same. And then a good collection of photos in Google Images.

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, which was completed in 1997, is for sale as a set for $3200. They are made available to you directly from the artist.

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

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