Carmel Valley Bushmallow and Sweat Bee Giclée Print
Malacothamnus palmeri var. involucratus and Agapostemon texanus (female)
Carmel Valley bushmallow is a plant endemic to Monterey County; I first drew it, and a couple other rare species of native mallow, when I was a science illustration student. I always wanted to revisit this beautiful plant to paint a proper portrait of it, and because I always have to add a pollinator, I included a little green sweat bee.
This 7” x 9″ giclee is printed with archival inks onto matte archival art paper. It’s backed by foamcore board, and signed in pencil on the front.
Sweat (Unmatted, in Inches): 7″ x 9″