Rotary Bloom

2016, papers, fabric, ink, string, felt, hobby grass, photos, thread, 25 x 10 1/2 inches. 

This is a bit of an industrial flower with the center by Josef Frank.  He and Emilio Pucci are two of my pattern heroes. I added the spirograph petals and prickly stem. There is a bit of Ireland, some spiky hobby grass and felt leaves. Of course, there are many prehistoric flowers like this: dandelions when they poof, cactus, thistle, and artichoke.