grayscale cacti

I live with a nearly constant feeling of division: one foot over here and another over there. If I had a third foot, it would probably go off and occupy a third space too. And so, it is a joy whenever I can "ah-ha!" and bring any two parts of my world together. I've been experimenting with grayscale texture studies for months now -- and with cacti for nearly year. It took a holiday weekend to merge them together; feeling pleased with the result. 

4x36 inch sumi ink and white acrylic on paper.