Coachella Valley Art Center Opening

PoppyMagazineSeriesI am excited to announce that these illustrations will be featured in the California Poppy Collective’s latest zine, the “Revolution of Oz,” and will be included in the “LA n CV” exhibition at the Coachella Valley Art Center, opening this Saturday. The show itself will run February 6th – February 28th.

This collection of drawings depicts the various native plants traditionally used by the Cahuilla tribe in the Coachella Valley. Starting at the top left and moving clockwise, we have the Brittle-Bush shrub (Encelia farinosa) which was used relieve toothaches and chest pain, the Yerba Santa plant (Eriodictyon californicum) which was used as a cough medicine, the Beaver Tail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) which was used as a source of food, and Honey Mesquite tree (Prosopis glandulosa) whose beans were processed into a flour.

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