Family

Family

A small mound of sand at the end of our drive has attracted my attention for some time. Behind the mound one can see the Jemez Mountains framed by pinion trees some 40 miles across the Rio Grande valley. The background changes with the time of day and the time of year, but each view is serene and relaxing. I decided to make a simple installation that would be in harmony with the natural beauty. I first built a circular wall of moss rock around the crown of the mound to provide stability and contrast. The interior is filled with red lava rocks to provide a uniform texture and a color contrasting with that of the sand. The simple sculpture is tall enough to extend above the distant trees and mountains and painted to be complimentary with this background. There are two overlapping figures with the shorter in turquoise and the taller a dark blue. Close inspection will reveal another small overlapping turquoise figure near the base. I have named this piece family. To the right of the family group is a rock mound that provides a more solid primitive tie to the sculpture.

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