Grandmother Mesquite

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Grandmother Mesquite

This smiling Grandmother lives in a mesquite tree in Tucson’s Saguaro National Park. She benignly watches over the comings and goings at Signal Hill, an ancient petroglyph site of the Hohokam people. This is a Limited Edition art photograph.

More Information

This Limited Edition art photograph has been released in the following sizes and print runs. Please contact me if you have need of a different size print:

Photo: 7.5  x 10 inches | Paper: 8.5 x 11 inches | mat: 11×14 inches | edition: 50
Photo: 12.75 x 18.75 inches | Paper: 13 x 19 inches | mat: 18 x 24 inches | edition: 50 + 2AP
Cards: 7 x 10 inches folded with envelope | open edition

Print Details

This is a limited edition art photograph and is available only until its designated run length is reached.

I handprint each photograph myself, using archival-quality ink on 60 lb 10 mil thick acid free archival-quality matte paper. The image is signed and numbered on the back and arrives with its own uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The digital watermark visible on the internet view of this piece is not present on the print itself.

The photographs are set in thick quality buffered–pH Neutral matting. The 5×7 cards with envelopes are open editions, also printed with archival-quality inks on archival-quality paper.

I offer free shipping within the United States. The photos are shipped taped to their mat, between two mat board backings, inside a custom-size heavy cardboard envelope/sleeve.

Contact me by email – – for shipping to other countries.

Signal Hill History

Desert Spirits

Grandmother trees are nourishing, protective, all-encompassing. They often have the detached good humor that comes with wise old age. This grandmother contains inside herself images of many of the beings she protects. They are of the dark and the light sides of creation.

Signal Hill was occupied for centuries and was probably used for ceremonies as well as a military signal site, being the highest location for many miles around.

Here I am visiting with Grandmother. Two wise old crones having a chat! Also shown is a Signal Hill petroglyph of spiderwoman – another of the wise women of legend.

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