Drawing / painting of a desert scene showing a hummingbird drinking from a woman's ear, hopi petroglyphs, endangered lizards & a juniper tree draped with prayer flags - by environmental artist Jenny Kendler and dedicated to Ed Abbey
Desert Solitaire (for Edward Abbey)
From the Archipelago series
Graphite, watercolor & acrylic on shaped paper
18 x 24 in.

This piece is dedicated to the naturalist and writer Ed Abbey, author of the wonderful novels Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang. The rock formations are based on those at Abbey's beloved Arches National Park. If you look closely, you may find a hummingbird having a drink, Hopi rain petroglyphs and ten lizards, each with tiny rainbows around their heads.