A two-dimensional felted wool landscape of a trail by saguaro cacti, with the sky shades of blue, green, yellow, orange, and pink.

Saguaros at Twilight

“Saguaros at Twilight” is based on a series of photos from my 2019 Arizona Trail hike. Looking for a place to make camp after a long day of hiking, I was struck by the unmistakable silhouettes of ridge-top cacti standing in sharp contrast to the gradient of colors at sunset.

This felting features the pastel rainbow of a sunset’s tail end. Heavy periwinkle clouds hang overhead, sure to dissipate before the following day. In the foreground, aloes, ocotillos, and various other desert flora–hiding places for the night-active desert inhabitants–grow at the base of a quartet of venerable saguaro cacti.

Saguaros at Twilight

60″x34″ needle felted wool in beveled wood frame. Including the frame, this piece measures 66×40″.


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