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Desert Rain
Desert Rain
Steel, Creosote, Paint
10” x 4” x 18”

This piece was made referencing Art Nouveau architecture. Forged, bent and welded steel house a series of five small vessels, each linked to the ones next to it carefully measured loops.

These vessels hold Creosote, a plant long used by Indigenous peoples of the Southwest for a variety of medicines wounds, stings, burns and other skin issues. Sticky resinous leaves produce small yellow flowers in spring. Like many desert plants the smell is astringent, in combination with soil and rain, Creosote is responsible for the smell of Desert Rain.
Piece is currently being shown by Riverhouse Gallery and available for purchase through the gallery.

Sources: Southwest Medicinal Plants by John Slattery