Oil on belgian linen canvas, 5" x 7" x 7/8"
Twilight gives way to nightfall at the top of the 'Lost Mine Trail' in the Chisos Mountains. Inspired by a brilliant sunset that was worth the hike back down to camp in the dead of night.
Image wraps around edges and can be framed in a floating frame or traditional frame. Frame pictured is not included.
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Heading Down in the Dark
Big Bend National Park is vast, diverse and extremely harsh. From the windswept sky-islands of the Chisos to the dry Boquillas hills, it can be a tough place to find comfort. And when you visit, you either understand the beauty of it, or you don't.
When I began putting this series together, my intention was only to cover the different regions of the park and create variety through differing locations and well-known landmarks. I thought that by capturing the different landscapes of the park, I might do this place justice. However, as I started expanding this collection and adding pieces, my intent started to evolve.
I started to think about what it is that draws me to this place. There's an unspoken force you can only feel when you've witnessed the passing of time in this place: it's all about the fleeting moments.
Moments like: dark blue cloud shadows that shift and scatter across the burnt sienna hills; sunlight illuminating the tops of Sotols; the last rays of the sun departing and leaving behind a void of blue and purple light in it's wake.
These are the moments that bewitched me.