Ancient Refuge

Ancient Refuge

Gila Cliff Dwellings

A SOLO SHOW OF NEW WORK, SCOTTSDALE MARCH 2013.

As the native people of America struggled to survive some found refuge in the ancient canyons of the southwest.  Many built dwellings high up into a canyon’s cliffs that seem impossible to enter, but for us today it is as easy as a guided trail.  When I visit an ancient cliff dwelling I feel as though I’m intruding, that I need permission to enter their house.  I sense the residual energy that has been left behind by a people who were so determined to exist in this beautiful but unforgiving land and this energy connects me to them.

Each painting I create is a window looking onto an artifact of that place and time which these people endured throughout their lives.  Some see a lost place where the story has ended; I see a story waiting to be rediscovered, to be retold in the language of paint.

To inquire about a work from this show, click on “Get More Info” under the thumbnail image of the work on this page.

Click here for images from the Artist’s Reception, Friday March 15, 2013.  The show runs through Friday, April 12, 2013.

All That Is Lost
66 x 48
SOLD
Spirits Of Refuge 1
84 x 40
SOLD
Spirits Of Refuge 2
84 x 40
SOLD
Spirits Of Refuge 3
84 x 40
SOLD
Drift Away
73 x 60 Triptych
Acrylic on Canvas
What Remains
72 x 48 Diptych
SOLD
Ghost Of The Earth
75 x 60 Triptych
Acrylic on Canvas
Spirits Of Refuge 4
84 x 40
SOLD
Return To Natural
66 x 48
SOLD
Winter Retreating
66 x 48 Triptych
SOLD
One Room Many Stories
72 x 84 Diptych
Acrylic on Canvas