Despite my feelings on kangaroo paws, I have always loved Australian plants. They are some of the strangest, most beautifully bizarre specimens I’ve ever seen. What’s more, because of their native climate, almost all of them are well adapted to growing in arid environments, including Southern California and Arizona. In fact, eucalyptus is now the most widely-planted tree in California. That being said, I am especially fond of Australian artist Christian Thompson’s 2008 photo series, ‘Australian Graffiti’, which imagines various native flora – including eucalyptus, banksia and kangaroo paw – as whimsical accessories. At least, that’s my interpretation. Plus, aren’t those sweaters great?
To see more, visit Thompson’s website.