Rose of Jericho

One Small Square of Earth

The short story A Day in the Life of Delphis is set in Jericho. 

The Rose of Jericho is a tumbleweed formally known as Selaginella lepidophylla. This is a species of desert plant that can withstand intense drought by curling up into a tight ball at which point it appears brown and lifeless, but when exposed to moisture its leaves slowly unfurl and turns green once again.

The Rose of Jericho is a symbol of the resilience of life. The artwork has been created using only the shapes and colours of this plant.

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An Extract from Rose of Jericho