Cotton Fields Back Home 2018
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Species illustrated: Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), Milkweed (Asclepias sp.) and Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)
The Monarch Butterfly, a beautiful insect famous for its dramatic and multigenerational 3000-mile migrations, has declined precipitously in numbers. One of the causes is the reduction in numbers of Milkweed plants, upon which the Monarch is absolutely dependent for survival. Milkweed declines are linked to agriculture in general and pesticide use in particular.
24x36 oil on canvas
All sizes are measured in inches. All art is original.