Simmondsia vitra

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Oil on canvas, 120 x 80 cm (2008)

Simmondsia vitra is closely related to the Jojoba shrub (Simmondsia chinensis), pronounced “ho-HO-bah”. Jojoba is native to the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of Arizona, California, and Mexico. Simmondsia vitra however is primarily found in arid urban environments and produces an extremely toxic, oily substance.
See here the inspiration, some different stages of the painting and the details;

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