Wednesday, August 8, 2007

No Name Butte

oil on board, 6"x6"
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This thin little ridge near the California/Nevada border probably does have a name, likely recorded on some BLM topo map. But I think of it as nameless because I love it for it's absolute ordinariness. There are countless others nearly identical across the vastness of the West.

I don't believe in hierarchies of beauty. I have a conviction that any patch of ground on this earth is as resonant and potentially meaningful as the next, if I am willing to be attentive to it. I believe this nondescript swell of sage and juniper is as deserving of my attention as, say, the Grand Canyon.


A Reason to Paint said...

I love it, the vastness, the solitude, beautifully painted.

Cooper Dragonette said...

Great one Don. That's one of those skies that no one would believe if you painted it, but you made it very believable. Terrific.

Don Gray said...

Appreciate it, Triecia.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Cooper. You've been painting some pretty believeable/unbelievable skies yourself lately!