Cochineal and alum on watercolor paper, framed
Painting is 24 x 30 inches, with frame - 36 x 40 inches.
In October, I went to Alpine, Marfa and Fort Davis to study art and experience the West Texas mountains. These paintings are archives of my memories from that trip. The series will document the ephemeral quality of memories and how we carry our sense of place with us as we move through the world.
We keep wisps of old memories archived in our bodies, minds, consciousnesses, and in those drafty vapors we hold meaning and emotion, thoughts and wishes.
These mountains rested around us as we slept each night and glowed in the sun as we drove each day. Now the memory of them is here, embedded in paper, dyed cotton rag, saturated with cochineal, a natural dye that can be found in the Southwest.
Watch this painting being made.