Saintpaulia Inconspicua
assemblage / mixed media
16" wide by 15" tall by 10" deep

This piece is made from found objects including a manufactured greenhouse with added recycled materials largely consisting of plastic Easter eggs plus hardware saved over the course of 50 years in Sal Orpitelli's garage.

From: Wikipedia (August 2017):

“Saintpaulia inconspicua was confirmed as a variety of Saintpaulia (of which there are twenty known species) in 1958, and noted in botanical journals long before then. It is a rare African violet, found in the Uluguru Mountains in Tanzania, East Africa. It is classed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List or Red Data List), founded in 1964, is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world's main authority on the conservation status of species. A series of Regional Red Lists are produced by countries or organizations, which assess the risk of extinction to species within a political management unit."