Cardoon | Orange Thistle

This piece began as a photo of a giant purple cardoon flower, I love the texture of thistles, but I wanted to make this image abstracted from what it started as. I wanted to add some formality to the image in order to balance the wild feathery parts of the thistle flower. I may or may not have bene thinking about Halloween coming around the corner, so I landed on this variation below:

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