Wheeler’s Thistle and Pollinators Giclée Print
In 2015, I spent three weeks as an NPS artist-in-residence at Grand Canyon’s North Rim. Unlike the South Rim, the Canyon’s North Rim is high ponderosa pine forest; I arrived just after a good rainy spell, and the meadows had erupted with wildflowers. Originally I’d planned to paint several flowers with one or two pollinators, but ended up inverting this plan—instead, I painted one plant, Wheeler’s thistle, that was host to several pollinators. Thistles often get a bad rap because of invasive weedy species, but native thistles provide nectar to a wide range of visitors and seeds for small songbirds.
This 10” 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.
Size (Unmatted, in Inches): 10″ x 9″