Tuesday, September 30, 2008

undomesicated marigolds of oaxaca

the color of cochineal, a bug that sucks the juice of the prickly pear cactus.

you smash the little white bugs and it produces this color.

ps. i feel like i am starting to forget how to speak english easily


jesse said...

they sometimes put cochineal in grapefruit juice, did you squish them yourself?

Clare said...

yeah it was really fun. they are sooo tiny and just one made that much red.