Jesa Townsend's Stars of Flowers

Artist: Jesa Townsend

Medium: Oil

One of the biggest struggles when relocating to the desert was what often felt like the lack of lush greenery here in the valley of the Sun. This thought or rather gripe turned lovingly positive when the often times 110 plus degrees disappeared with the sun and the cooler temperatures came out with the moon. 

I became infatuated with the concept of trading flowers for stars.This painting literally speaks to that adaption to desert life. I love the desert nights and it is often times my favorite time to paint.

The countdown to Best of Phoenix continues! Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix.  No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?

Imagine PHX, so far: 

100: Steven Revering's Westward Ho
99: Jon Ashcroft's Suspended in Geography
98: William LeGoullon's Table
97. Jason Hill's Phoenix Financial Center

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