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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

89. Arnold Guerrero's Camelback Mountain

88. Sean Deckert's Ginae vs. the 12th Street Gang

87. Pete Petrisko's Admiral of Phoenix

86. Quincy Ross' Lone Skyscraper

85. Andrew Armstrong's Illustrated Cityscape

84. Thomas Schultz's Phoenix Artifact

83. Adrian Lesoing's N. Evergreen

82. Suzanne Falk's Kon Tiki Hotel

81. Lindz Lew's Bon Voyeur

80. Kevin Patterson's Phoenix Swamp Beast

79. Ramy Sidarous' Three Windows

78. Will Mejia's Orpheum Theatre

77. Steve Weiss' Portrait of Louis Lee

76. Larry Willis' Apparition on East McDowell

75. Claire Warden's Untitled No. 3

74. Randy Zucker's Dancing Saguaro

73. Robert Brandan Martinez's Medical Cannabis Tax Stamp

72. Edward Jensen's Phoenix Financial Center

70. Mark Dudlik's Phoenix Rebound

66. Eric Iwersen's The Saguaros Have Been Here the Longest




And, hey! It's lunch time. Check out Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes for some foodie inspiration. 

Have a suggestion for a Phoenix icon by a local creative? Leave it in the comments section or email Claire.Lawton@newtimes.com



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