Enchanted Prairie flower
36 x 36 x 1.5
“A world of grass and flowers stretched around me, rising and falling in gentle undulations, as if an enchanter had struck the ocean swell, and it was at rest forever…” Eliza Steele, Summer Journey in the West (1840)
My whimsical rendition of a prairie flower has an enormous seed-head made of thick, hand-made stone texture embedded with seeds, grain and wheat. All it needs to stretch and grow toward the sun. I used large amounts of iron oxidized to rust along with acrylic and rich concoction of earth material, including freshly burnt Eastern Red Cedar ash, topsoil, cedar berries, earth pigments, and dried prairie sunflower. Together, the natural elements invite you to bloom where you are planted.
Available at Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Company in Ellinwood, Kansas.