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Dave Newman - "#1 Saguaro"

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Artist: Dave Newman
Title: #1 Saguaro
Medium: Acrylic /Mixed Media
Dimensions: 20"h x 10"w

"#1 Saguaro" is a stylized and colorful representation of a saguaro cactus against a night sky speckled with stars. The cactus itself is depicted using various recycled materials that are fastened together to give the impression of the cactus arms and trunk. The patterns on these materials include floral motifs, text, and other graphic elements like numbers, which blend together to create an interesting collage effect on the cactus silhouette. The sky in the background transitions from a deep blue at the top to a lighter blue towards the bottom, suggesting a horizon. White speckles across this background evoke the image of stars. On the right-hand side, there's a large, warm-toned orb, possibly symbolizing the moon or setting sun, which contrasts with the coolness of the night sky. The overall composition balances the organic shape of the cactus with the geometric patterns of the materials used to construct it, set against the simplicity of the celestial backdrop. The art piece has a whimsical quality, combining familiar elements of nature and man-made artifacts in a creative and imaginative way. An orange border at the bottom of the image anchors the piece and adds a further pop of color to the composition.