Saturday, May 6, 2017

Chinese Lanterns

Lantern Plant: Physalis alkekengi 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 12.7cm) acrylic on gessoed canvas panel unframed with free shipping within USA and Canada.
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This plant looks like the red lanterns seen everywhere on the streets of China. I'm always interested in the contrasts of textures, particularly the wood textures in the wall behind the plant. While it does not have a light inside, the Chinese Lantern or Japanese-lantern plant does have a berry inside that has been used for it's medicinal value but it is said to have some strong side effects so don't try eating it. It's an interesting plant that will spread rapidly once it has taken root.

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