oil on panel, 2007
5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)
This was done after visiting Gorman California a few years back. Gorman is in the mountain pass north of Los Angeles and is known for it's spring wildflowers turning the hills into a patchwork of bright saturated hues.
You won't see this subject from me very often, as I'm not much of a floral artist. But in this case I really approached it from more of a landscape point of view.
My take on it includes the presence of man, a common motif in my work. The barbed wire fence in the foreground, road and power poles in the middle ground, and a favorite... contrails overhead. Contrails are fun because they allow me to carve up the sky, giving it some... substance, but without always having to rely on clouds.36
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