Pod One

Vaina Uno

These beautiful pods are from an árbol de colorines, or coral tree in English. Before becoming a pod, it is a vibrant red flower. The tree is beloved in Mexico and inspired a symphony.

These pods open, revealing seeds. So appealingly graphic! This stage in the lifecycle of a tree is called “millennia.” These seeds hold the DNA for this tree to reproduce for a thousand years.

It’s nature’s plan for our children and grandchildren to enjoy this exquisite tree with beautiful scarlet flowers and shapely pods.

Don’t mess with mother nature!

This artwork is part of a pair.

If printed on paper, I recommend you “float” the print without a border on a matte” as the shape of the paper defines the image.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.



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I saw these pods in at a party given by my amigo Juan Jose Galindo Bautista. Juan owns the beautiful gallery and home furnishings store Calli Intramuros in Ajijic on Lake Chapala. It is a wonderful resort town about an hour from Guadalajara. I am lucky to have Juan represent my work.

The party was for his sister, a partner in the gallery, and a fabulous cook. I was enjoying the wonderful food when I spotted the Colorines tree in the center of a large lawn. It was still blooming and I was initially attracted by the vibrant flowers. Then I noticed the shapely pods. I usually am drawn to color, but the subtle colors that defined the shapes are so appealing.


Belgian Linen – Natural Finish, Belgian Linen – White Finish, Fine Art Paper, Fine Art Paper Deckled Edge, Matte Canvas Thin Stretched


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Fine Art Paper Finishing

Unless otherwise requested, all fine art paper prints will come with a one-inch border for ease of framing.   If you don’t want a border, let me know.  The art looks beautiful without a border “floated” (placed on top) of matte board. 

There are several options with deckled edge which should be floated on a matte.  Please contact me to discuss the options.

Canvas Stretching

I print on two types of canvas, matte finish (an elegant, smooth flat finish) and gloss finish (shinier and reflective).  In general, I prefer the matte finish.  These can be thin stretched on ¾ inch stretcher bars.  They can be hung unframed or framed.  Some pieces can be gallery wrapped where the image wraps around the side.  Or the side can be white, black or a complimentary color that I usually choose to go with the artwork.  There are other options.  You can have the canvas stretched over 1.5 inch stretcher bars, a dramatic look. 

Metal Prints

The metal prints have the look of a plexiglass or acrylic print and are more economical.

The Metal Print with a Float Hanger  

The surface white Gloss Metal Prints has a white base to maximize color and contrast. Its high gloss surface provides a metallic look while preserving the white points in an image. Final product should display high level luminescence effect for seemingly superior image density and contrast.

Metal Silver Gloss

The surface has a clear metallic base providing a true metallic look. Higher gloss surface allowing a more silver appearance. Provides a maximum luminescence effect for seemingly superior image density and contrast.

I am happy to provide advice on framing and can help you with this process.  Contact me.  I love to work with my clients!