carrot tops

April 4, 2012

Text and Artwork by katherine sandoz

The elegant and complex flower of common wild carrots (Daucus carota) could inspire a lifetime of art and design projects.  If you’re a writer, you might employ words such as umbel, bract and tumbleweed in describing the exquisite bloom that turns on itself exacting a nest shape as it goes to seed.

You’d not think a carrot so completely riveting but my impression is that they are the tops!

(“wild carrot blossom”,  6.5” x 8”, carbon paper impression on newsprint, 2012.)
original Salted & Styled artwork available here


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