Cowboy shirt V (Sierra madre)   2011</br>acrylic on cloth, land deeds and sand</br>38 in x 42 in

UCROSS FOUNDATION: Paper Cowboy Series

The climate, terrain and history of Western United States profoundly affected me during my recent Residencies with Ucross Foundation in April 2011. Generally my work depicts the human body, but for this project I explore the trappings of a figure that has attained mythological stature in America - the cowboy. Here, drawings and fabrications of Western shirts and well-worn chaps represent the hardworking, lonesome nomad.

Chaps 6   2011</br>acrylic with charcoal on vellum</br>36 in x 24 in Chaps 2   2011</br>acrylic, pencil, charcoal, powdered pigment, iron glimmer on forsted mylar</br>36 in x 24 in Chaps 3   2011</br>acrylic, pencil, charcoal, powdered pigment, iron glimmer, coffee on vellum</br>36 in x 24 in Chaps 4   2011</br>acrylic, pencil, charcoal, powdered pigment, iron glimmer on vellum</br>36 in x 26 in
Cowboy shirt VII (Annie Prouix)   2011</br>acrylic, xerox transfer on linen, ink on vellum</br>40 in x 36 in
Cowboy shirt I (North Star)   2011</br>acrylic, earth on interfacing and 19th. century land deeds</br>38 in x 42 in Cowboy shirt VI (Fire)   2011</br>acrylic, xerox transfer, earth, ashes, mesh on cloth</br>872 in x 48 in Cowboy shirt III (Constructivist)   2011</br>acrylic, enamel on interfacing and 19th. century land deeds</br>38 in x 42 in
Cowboy shirt IV (Busted)   2011</br>velvet, land deeds on rope</br>30 in x 96 in