Poke Beauty in the Eye

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Poke Beauty in the Eye

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Limited print. 5 x 5 matted photograph, numbered signed by Erika Galentin. Acid free matting. Also comes with the following description:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Take pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) for example, another North American native species. Often disregarded as poisonous, ugly, as a nuisance (I know the feeling), pokeweed has an incredible structure. Stout, verdant, lush, and capable of growing in the most difficult and lacking environments, poke is a phenomenon! How does it build such a structure year after year?! I also like to think about the color of its berries, so dark purple with juice so magenta it is as if they invented the color. These berries are highly desirable to birds (and chickens and raccoons...well, raccoons vomit them up into delightful little vomit piles). And then there are these darling little flowers!! So full of light and smiles (well I see them smiling). So next time you see poke, remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder (that means your eye).

The Medicine Garden, Hocking County, OH

-June 21, 2018

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