"If God would choose a plant to represent him, I think he would choose of all plants the cactus. The cactus has all the blessings he tried, but mostly failed, to give to man. Let me tell you how. It has humility, but it is not submissive. It grows where no other plant will grow. It does not complain when the sun bakes it back or the wing tears it from the cliff or drowns it in the dry sand of the desert or when it is thirsty. When the rain comes it stores water for the hard times to come. In good times and in bad it will still flower. It protects itself against danger, but it harms no other plant. It adapts perfectly to almost any environment. It has patience and enjoys solitude. In Mexico there is a cactus that flowers only once every hundred years and at night. This is saintliness of an extraordinary kind, would you not agree? The cactus has properties that heal the wounds of men and from it come potions that can make man touch the face of God or stare into the mouth of hell. It is the plant of patience and solitude, love and madness, ugliness and beauty, toughness and gentleness. Of all plants, surely God made the cactus in his own image?"- Anonymous
TITLE: "CACTUS IN BLOOM -SERIES #1"
SIZE: 12" x 24"
MEDUIM: OIL ON CANVAS
COLLECTION BY THE ARTIST
TITLE: "CACTUS IN BLOOM -SERIES #2"
SIZE: 12" x 24"
MEDIUM: OIL ON CANVAS
ART COLLECTION BY ARTIST
I painted these two cactus oil painting while I continue to cope with my challenging hearing loss. The beauty and strength of the cactus inspired me to go on w/ my difficult life. As always art becomes my therapy. I did enjoy painting these beauties.