Cacti All Around

Moving to Arizona has opened my eyes to a whole new range of vegetation– extremely different from what I’ve grown up seeing. During my last few years in Arizona, I paid particular attention to the cacti that surround the area. Contrast is a design principle that appeals to me the most. A cacti’s texture and forms by reflecting this principle, peaked my interest. The most fascinating contrast is contrast is the feeling of wanting to touch a cactus, but not being able to. This contrasting idea is translated in the form of a children’s book. 

Staedtler Water Color Pencils on Paper

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign

We all feel sad

When we want something 

We can’t have,

Like touching a cactus

So small and cute,

But if you get too close

It could tear up your suit!

Confused? Let me explain,

It is simpler than it sounds,

What if all you could see was

Cacti all around?