12 x 9
Pastel on Art Spectrum (Black)
I was walking in garden this week enjoying the migrating monarchs and the late afternoon light was just so gorgeous. I walked up to my front agave gardens and took some shots of the Agave parryi var truncata. I liked how this older specimen beared the 'fingerprints' that made it unique. It's those marked ends either damaged by age or freeze. But it makes it unique - like fingerprints.
I've been re-reading a book I read 20 years ago called The Alieniest. It's about the start of forensic medicine in the late 19th century. In that time and into the turn of the century, fingerprints were not accepted as the unique characteristics as they are today. A fingerprint is also called dactylogram. Hence the name of this painting.
My inventory of smaller paintings is lower than I'd like it to be. The Cottonwood Art Festival last weekend was very good to me. I sold 7 smaller and 2 medium sized originals. I have another show, Turtle Creek Arts Festival in Dallas, in four weeks, so I have some work to do.