New Work: Pollen

Here’s what I’ve been working on lately.

pollen, onion flowers imperial valley california
Onion Flowers in Imperial Valley, CA

While exploring the Imperial Valley, CA I came across fields of pom poms basking in the afternoon sun. I love the cylindrical shape and bright white blooms of onion flowers and couldn’t help but pull over to take a closer look. They were all so alert, basking in the sun, surrounded by humming bees. I had actually been trying to find a river that flows into the Salton Sea and was headed down a rural road in the direction that the gps told me to follow. I never did find the actual river, but I did get a chance to see these blooms and some burrowing owls looking for a snack in the fields. I created the animation with some video to represent the pollen that the bees were so busy collecting.

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