20 x 16 inches
Acrylic & cotton fiber on canvas
New Mexico evokes the New Mexico desert under the full moon. Its vertical forms recall canyons, cacti and prickly pears.
This painting, which is part of my Tropical Fiber series, is a testimony of my synesthesia, showing how the joy of living in a hot desert is associated with brilliant yellow, and how the insect and sand rustling creates hundreds of orange dots in my mind, like the ones I scattered on the canvas. It was done by first adding cotton fabric to the canvas, then pouring acrylic paint directly from the bottle.