It wasn’t easy to resist climbing across the skinny little rope separating me from a patch of gorgeous wildflowers, but I behaved myself. At the edge of the Inca ruins at Sacsay Huaman, just above Cusco, I snapped a couple of photos on the most magnified setting that I could. These bell-shaped flowers were sprinkled in amidst some bright purpley-blue Lupines, and although I’m very familiar with lupine, I’ve never seen anything quite like these delicate fairy ballerina costumes, lacy green petticoats beneath bright pink skirts… I still didn’t get quite the detail that I had hoped for, nothing that a little abstraction and Photoshopping can’t fix. I’ve tried to identify these via Google, but with no luck, so I’m hoping some of Corey’s friends in Peru can help me put a name to them.
Made with colored pencil, ink, watercolor, salt, white china marker, digitally manipulated in Photoshop