The ihet Spring Garden Special

ihet – issue 225 – april 2017

An experiment. Adjustments three through eleven. Images of two paintings disassembled, co-mingled, reconstructed, photographed, and drawn on.  Ink Jet print on copy paper, graphite and color pencil.

The Acacia tree has gone crazy.  It’s an African Fever Acacia that produces round fuzzy yellow flowers . . . acres and acres of them.  A carpet of them. Keeping on top of this onslaught takes tools. For yard work it’s the rake. I prefer metal tined, long wood handles, and having several rakes of different widths, help make my raking more productive. The tree, besides being a prodigious flower producing monster that’s covered with needle sharp thorns, the tree’s expansive mottled shade and lovely green ever exfoliating bark marks it a gem of a tree and the time spent tending it . . . well spent. Illustrated are the protagonists. The tree, the flowers, and one of the three rakes.

April. Just under the wire.  Thanks for reading.

Charles

Long Shores. Meddling Beasts.

#221 – December 2016

Once started, eventually it all stops. So it goes with twenty sixteen. In homage to the time remaining, a collection of images from the year’s Tuesdays, in no particular order.

when-time-is-the-wound-three

landscape-10-2

never-let-me-go-3

acacia

man-w-atomic-brain

ig-gallery-trees-on-16th

 

And finally . . . wishing everyone the best and happiest of holidays!

happy-holidays-2016

Thanks for reading

Charles

My Life with Plants (Bought the Farm)

#212 – Tuesday, February 23rd

the farm

lio floral

I’ve been putting off a slew of garden projects, so with the weather getting warmer, it’s time to get out of the studio, put on the gloves, and get to work. It Happens every Tuesday will return Tuesday March 15th.

Until then . . .

Thanks for reading.

Charles

Images :

The Farm – Undated found photograph.

Triptych – Excerpts from Arizona Commission on the Arts project,  Language Image Object.