shrub portraits

Naida Osline: Photosynthetic / PortraitsFall Hairy Climbing Milkweed BushSpring GoldenbushFall Four-Wing Salt BushFall Parish Goldeneye BushFall CheesebushSpring Desert Mallow BushSpring Desert Goldenhead BushSpring Paper Bag BushFall Bedstraw BushSpring White BurrobushFall Wishbone BushSpring Mojave Cottonthorne BushSpring Chuparosa BushSpring Mojave Aster BushSpring Bladderpod BushFall California Buckwheat BushFall Threadleaf Snakewood BushFall Smoke Tree BushSpring Hall's Purple BushFall Mormon Tea BushFall Mormon Tea Bush Spring Brittle Bush

This body of work was inspired by shrubs, the most prevalent plants in Joshua Tree National Park, during an artist residency. The Joshua Tree portfolio consists of twenty four portraits of individual shrubs taken during the fall and spring seasons of the residency. The series was continued through a subsequent residency in the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.