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

Flowers Of Desire

#186 – Tuesday, April 28th

I’m an opportunistic gardener. My aesthetic is definitely on the wild side. So while I do plant, I also allow whatever sprouts a period of grace . . . then . . . impress me, or get the hook. It’s that time and I’m feeling spring-ish, thus a mashup of a few favorites from those wild, planted, and potted inhabitants coloring my garden.

and all my flowers

Thanks for reading.

Charles