2020 Online Salon

  • Artist: Shawna Snyder  
  • Medium: Pen and Ink


The almond (Pruns dulcis) was one of the first domesticated fruit trees. It is in the same family as peaches. The fruit is a green, fleshy hull. Within that is a woody, reticulated shell (like a peach pit), which contains the seed, or almond. Native to Iran, the U.S. produces 60% of the world’s almonds, mostly in California. It takes about 1 gallon of water to produce one almond. Given the drought and climate of the last few years, it is becoming difficult to grow almonds in a sustainable manner.