I've been setting a goal for myself of staying to series work, mainly nature and wildlife since this is my formal training. This also was an exercise in staying looser. I plan to do several more of these close up, almost abstract compositions with a limited palette to stay clean and crisp. Some artists don't like being compared to Georgia O'Keefe because they like to be original. Not me; this is a huge compliment.
I used to think agave plants were tough and only available in climates like deserts. What I didn't realize is that agave also adapts well to home and commercial landscapes in the Midwest, where they thrive in the sometimes harsh and extreme conditions we experience here. I have been inspired more and more since a vacation in Arizona to concentrate on a lot of these amazing plants.