Scene features typical fauna and vegetation found in the Sonoran Desert. Wood stove wall tile mural in tile artist Julia Sweda’s home.
Some of the critters include: Mule Deer buck and doe, Gambel’s quail, cactus wren, Harris antelope squirrel, Western Banded Gecko.
Giant Saguaro, blooming ocotillo. prickly pear, cholla cactus, desert spoon and desert grasses.
Southwestern pottery relics, shards and rock hieroglyphics.
Bottom 3 feet of wall mural incorporated the same 12 inch floor tiles used in floor throughout house.
Floor tiles were cut at top with an irregular cut to blend in with the painted tile mural.
Custom designed decorative wood stove wall tile mural.
Hand painted on 6 inch ceramic tiles.
Dimensions: Painted tiles are 72 inches high x 96 inches wide.
Sonoran Desert & Southwestern Pottery…Scene features typical fauna, critters and vegetation found in the Sonoran Desert. Mule Deer buck and doe, Gambel’s quail, cactus wren, Harris antelope squirrel, Western Banded Gecko. Saguaro, prickly pear cactus, cholla, desert spoon, ocotillo and desert grasses. Southwestern pottery relics and hieroglyphics.
Left panel shows mule deer, buck and doe, giant saguaro cactus and desert vegetation.
Right panel features several giant Saguaro cactus, cactus wren perched on flowering cholla cactus, male and female Gambel’s quail.
From upper left side panel: closeup of Mule deer, buck and doe, flowering ocotillo and saguaro cactus.
From lower left side panel: closeup of Western Banded gecko, Harris’s antelope squirrel, pottery relics, shards and hieroglyphics.
Three old Southwestern pottery pieces laying in desert, hieroglyphics on rocks, cactus wren perched on blooming cholla cactus and Gambel’s quail.