Scenes From the Gila: Ponderosa

ponderosa 11x17 Ponderosa

Ponder awkward pasts

Mushroom clouds, Indian wars,

Thick golf course heavens

 

Oil on canvas, April 2014, 40″ x 56″ _MG_5705_1

Detail photo by David Lopez.

This piece refers to numerous issues in New Mexican history, wondering what have all the trees seen? Some of the ponderosa pines in the Gila forest must be pretty old. I had help with this one by simply looking up what ponderosa means in Spanish. Fascinating stuff.

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Ponderosa on the gallery wall next to the artist’s statement, Art Obscura Gallery, May 2, 2014. Photo by David Lopez.

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