|"Cactus Flower"... acrylic, with digital image on fabric collage.|
Prickly pear is in our history books as one of the most invasive weeds ever imported into Australia. Special acts of Parliament were passed to enforce control measures in an attempt to halt its spread through Queensland and New South Wales.
Prickly pear first came to New South Wales with the First Fleet. It was to be used to establish a cochineal dye Industry. What a disaster!
Interesting yarn...AND true!!