So of course I went to the Huntington the next day to see it. I love being on vacation!
And the exhibit was awesome. It was different sculptures by an artist named Khachik Khachatatouryan, who I'd never heard of before. Here is the poster for the exhibit:
There were about 10 different sculptures, but I won't show pictures of all of them, in case anyone gets a chance to go down and see them. The information said that the sculptor had seen all these plants at the Huntington, so I went and took pictures of them also, to show the steel versions side-by-side with the real ones:
|Pachycereus schottii 'Monstrosus'|
|Myrtillocactus geometrizans (crest)|
|Echeveria gibbiflora hybrid|
|Agave salmiana (steel) and assorted Agaves|
I also found this Agave, look at the curls! The species names started with an "V", but I didn't get a picture because it was off the path, and I didn't want to get yelled at by the guard...
|Next time I might take a closer look at the name tag...|
|Reds and Yellows everywhere..|