$20.00
Print (Poster / Rag / Torchon) Dimensions Wall Cling Dimensions
Small 22.0" x 16.5" Small 24.0" x 18.0"
Medium 29.5" x 22.0" Medium 32.5" x 24.0"
Large 46.0" x 34.0" Large 48.5" x 36.0"
Tapestry Canvas
Small 18.0" x 13.5" Small 18.0" x 13.5"
Medium 24.0" x 18.0" Medium 24.5" x 18.0"
Large 36.0" x 26.5" Large 40.5" x 30.0"

Ocotillo

Stomping Grounds

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Regular price $20.00
Fouquieria splendens Engelmann 

In crossing the desert by train over the southern route to Califor- 
nia, none of the new and curious plants observed is stranger than the 
ocotillo. A number of slender rod-like stems eight or ten feet long 
spring from a single root, rigidly spreading outward and upward. 
They are dull greenish gray in color, and are armed with strong sharp 
thorns half an inch long. When the rains come in spring, the bare 
stems show signs of life, small green leaves appearing along them, 
while a mass of buds develops on a short stem at the end, spreading 
like a fish tail. Soon the buds open and the heavy bunches of flowers 
wave slowly back and forth in the desert wind. The Mexicans form 
paling fences about their dooryards by planting these stems close to- 
gether in the ground and fastening them with wire. They some- 
times take root and form a living fence, an effective barrier against 
most animals. This curious plant belongs to a small group known as 
the Ocotillo Family, which is nearly confined to the dry regions of 
Mexico. 

Ocotillo has a wide range, from western Texas to southern Cali- 
fornia and over northern Mexico. 

The specimen painted was obtained near Superior, Arizona.
We produce all of our on images in shop, and we are happy to offer custom work to our customers. Please inquire for pricing and options.

Your Print Options:

Poster Print

While this is our lowest priced print, it's still an excellent paper. Inkpress Matte 60 is a acid and lignin free paper. Bright white, and 10 mil. Available in three sizes, all come with a 1" white border around the image for easier matting.

 

Rag Print

Inkpress Cool Rag 200 is a 100% cotton rag paper. This is an acid-free, 200gsm, 15 mil, with a smooth and bright matte finish. Excellent print quality at an excellent price. Available in three sizes, all come with a 1" white border around the image for easier matting. This rag paper is better at dark, rich colors than the poster print.


Hahnemuehle Torchon Print

When you need something extra-special, we recommend Hahnemuehle's Torchon. This is a 100% alpha cellulose, 285gsm, textured watercolor paper that is acid-free. This offers superb image quality and is our favorite Hahnemuehle paper. Available in three sizes, all come with a 1" white border around the image for easier matting.

Canvas Print

Our maps are also available as cotton-poly blend canvas prints, ready to be gallery stretched. For the best presentation the edges on our canvasses are mirrored or have the paper color extended around the sides. Canvas prints receive a UV and surface protective coating. Additional canvas is left around the image to facilitate gallery stretching at your local frame shop. Available in two sizes.


Wall Tapestry Print

Especially well suited for long horizontal maps, the image is printed to the edge of the paper. Aluminum tension bars are placed on the top and bottom of the print for easy hanging with a clean, modern design. Bars are easily removable. This format comes in an 18", 24", and 36" wide version.


Fabric Wall Cling

Great for kids rooms or for versatile displays - these Terylene fabric clings are easily repositionable without causing wear or staining to the paint underneath even after long periods of time. Wall Cling images are printed to the edge and are available in three sizes.


We produce all of our on images in shop, and we are happy to offer custom work to our customers. Please inquire for pricing and options.

Fouquieria splendens Engelmann 

In crossing the desert by train over the southern route to Califor- 
nia, none of the new and curious plants observed is stranger than the 
ocotillo. A number of slender rod-like stems eight or ten feet long 
spring from a single root, rigidly spreading outward and upward. 
They are dull greenish gray in color, and are armed with strong sharp 
thorns half an inch long. When the rains come in spring, the bare 
stems show signs of life, small green leaves appearing along them, 
while a mass of buds develops on a short stem at the end, spreading 
like a fish tail. Soon the buds open and the heavy bunches of flowers 
wave slowly back and forth in the desert wind. The Mexicans form 
paling fences about their dooryards by planting these stems close to- 
gether in the ground and fastening them with wire. They some- 
times take root and form a living fence, an effective barrier against 
most animals. This curious plant belongs to a small group known as 
the Ocotillo Family, which is nearly confined to the dry regions of 
Mexico. 

Ocotillo has a wide range, from western Texas to southern Cali- 
fornia and over northern Mexico. 

The specimen painted was obtained near Superior, Arizona.
We produce all of our on images in shop, and we are happy to offer custom work to our customers. Please inquire for pricing and options.