Saturday, July 11, 2009
End of the Trail
My latest work for the up-coming Open Studio Tours this fall. This was one of those pieces that sat on the art table for several weeks - "marinating" as my wife says - and then came together in a single sitting. A 9x6" box, the inside back and sides painted with burnt sienna acrylic, vintage newspaper stories concerning cattle drives copied onto parchment paper- torn, wadded up and smoothed out, a wooden cross form (from Michael's) papered with the same, a rusty horseshoe and spur (e-Bay), a plastic Halloween skull (also Michael's) and a silver cross and barbed wire ( a local antique street fair).