This macro of metalwork buds on a cactus is one of many images I shot over two days at the Fountain Hills Art Fair, February in Arizona. This artist works in metal to produce extraordinary sculpture. The clean lines, monumental scale, and fascinating textures distill the essence of iconic Southwestern cactus for me. This photo shows the top of a barrel cactus near the towering saguaro. See the other images coming along in my stream for detail views of these beauties in sculpture.
See more of a cactus sculpture with added details of buds and blooms here