About this artwork
I was just reading some pretty interesting things on how cotton grows. Did you know cotton is not classed as a flower. They do begin with a flower but after about 100 days, cotton bolls begin to fill and open up where flowers once were. Each boll contains about 32 immature seeds from which cotton fibers will begin to grow.
The boll itself is actually considered a fruit because it contains seeds. Then, after the fibers begin to mature, the bolls begin to thicken and form a hollow cotton fiber inside of the boll which is approximately the size of a small fig.
The boll reaches its full size after around 25 days after the petals fall and naturally burst open after a further 35 to 55 days where the underlying cotton is then exposed and dried out ready for picking.
After the nearly 180-day growing process, is complete, that's a pretty lengthy process!
Please note this painting is not framed but framing can be arranged at an extra cost.