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Once In A Lifetime

Title: Once In A Life Time

Dimensions: 16” x 16” x 16’-0” (cut down to 13’-5” to fit into IAO Gallery)

Materials: agave flower (central Arizona), reclaimed cedar and redwood, plexiglass panels, personal photos and images of my art, 12v led lighting, various fasteners and electronics.

Year: 2009

This personal lantern was carried through the streets of Tucson as a guiding light to the final destination, the ceremonial burning of the urn during the annual All Souls Procession in Tucson. Each panel represents a significant theme:

Mother • Father • Innocence • Love

After about 20 years of slow growth, this sixteen foot tall agave flower stalk suddenly appeared from the center of the daggered plant to seed only once, followed by the death of the entire plant.