Acrylic on canvas. Inspired from a walk at Emigrant Lake, Ashland, Oregon on a dry hot summer day. A graveyard overlooks the lake with a public restroom nearby. I was intrigued by the shapes created by the restroom’s geometry and shadows. Also of interest were the varied shapes of tombstones, many dated from the mid 1800’s.
Most of the grass was dried and faded from a long drought. As I gazed upon the pale yellow patches I began to see undercurrents of red and orange. Only the toughest weed and shady patches provided green ground growth.
At one point I realized that the public rest room was adjacent to what some call the “final resting place”, I guess even the dearly departed need a bath room.
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