This is a cover photo from a 1977 magazine which I have saved for all these years…I love that the little Afrikaaner boy has made such excellent use of the abundant and extremely vicious thorns that cover so many species of trees and bushes in South Africa.

A recent piece of mine used a pair of these thorns (which I had also saved from when I lived over there) and they just continue to amaze me… does most of the natural world.

The piece I used them in is my “Oberon” figure pictured below.