The common name for the plant Pachypodium namaquanum is “Half-mens” in Afrikaans, loosely translated it means: “Half-human”. I like that a lot.
My in-laws have one of these plants at their home in the Klein Karoo, but I must admit that I’ve never seen it blossom. I was very surprised to find images on the internet of “Half-mense” in bloom.
and of course I cannot resist the urge to quote Mr Tom Robbins once again:
“We’re destined to be clandestine,
Incognito is our very last hope.
I’ll meet you where the sun don’t shine,
With a fake I.D and some dope”
my show Incognito runs until the 10th of October at MContemporary gallery.