Hand-signed 22″x28″ print, printed with soy-based inks on 80# 100% PCW Recycled Uncoated Cover stock
Local Phoenix artist, Jen Urso knows cactus. Derived from her fascination with urban desert living and how these plants transform the cityscape, Jen shares all her favorite spots in order to spread appreciation of the diverse cactus that survive and thrive in the sometimes harsh Sonoran Desert.
Although not all varieties shown are native to Arizona, they all certainly love the local alkaline soil and drought-like conditions. This hand-illustrated cactus map encompasses all of Central Phoenix. That includes Buckeye Road in the South to Bethany Home Road to the north and 19th Avenue to the west and 16th Street to the east.
Jen has traversed the city scouting the best cactus gardens planted intentionally by city-dwellers and some that happened by “accident” (like on the side of the canal). Included are over 30 types of cactus species, as well as information on all types of cactus found at each location. Whether you’re new or native to Phoenix, this map in an intentional learning tool for all desert-dwellers. Or, anyone who is interested in the surreal landscape that surrounds us all. After learning about new cactus locales and species, apply your knowledge to find your OWN favorite cactus in the Valley of the Sun! Also included in this unique map are iconic bits of architecture, some favorite coffee spots and other fun bits of knowledge about Phoenix.
This print mails in a cardboard mailing tube with a bamboo poster hanger so you can hang your map up right away without needing to get a frame!