One Nest : Earthworks: Pairing 10: Vicki Gunter: Western Columbine, Aquilegia Formosa …In Everything Series
Western Columbine, Aquilegia Formosa …In Everything Series
Ceramic (clay, underglazes, stains, beeswax), 17 x 18 x 17 inches, 2017
The crazy form and color of Western Columbine-Aquilegia formosa makes it a California favorite. This one is based on one in my garden. They are part of our native inspirational beauty. Magnified 7x’s natural size in clay to attract you to the value of our native plants. When the Columbine’s long red petals swell with golden nectar the hummingbird slides its long beak and tongue inside, and voila, sexy pollination! The Aquilegia’s stem twists into a DNA helix for you to find.