Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
Petrified wood occurs when the organic matter in vegetation is slowly replaced over time with minerals in the surrounding soil. The various minerals that seep in, display an endless arrangement of colors and patterns, making it quite valuable. I created this study while visiting Petrified Forest National Park, where taking pieces is discouraged, but capturing memories is encouraged!
This is a 16"x20" Acrylic Painting, varnished and ready to be hung in your home.
Image is Copyright Charlene Pulsonetti/Peculiar Peccary 2017
Charlene Pulsonetti was born in New York, but left behind the bagels and the Big Apple for San Diego sunshine. After graduating with her BFA from The Art Institute of Boston, she participated as Artist In Residence at Petrified Forest National Park. This opportunity exposed her to the beauty of the southwest's public lands and soon spent time in exploring Arizona and New Mexico in her '97 Toyota Corolla "Sheila". She is most comfortable on the road and on the trail with watercolor and a sketchbook. Today, she enjoys drinking coffee, taking inspiration from the Anza Boreggo desert and occasionally teaching at The Art Center in Ramona, California. Charlene has shown at a number of group shows in California & New York, and her work can be found in the collections of the Boston Public Library, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Park & Petrified Forest National Park.