“But this work is not only about the object itself, which was removed by the artists after being displayed for two weeks. Rather, it includes the entire process of implementing the concept: from the endless negotiations with government officials and landowners (mostly ranchers), the acquiring and supervising of an enormous workforce, the manufacturing of the work, the removal of it. It took four years to produce, the largest stumbling block being the tremendous community resistance. But the dialogue resulted in a raised consciousness about the land. It forced people to look at the land, and to think about it, recognizing how it was financially, emotionally, and aesthetically valued. The use of the word “fence” in the title specifically raised issues about how the land was to be used, and for whom.”
I just had some room open up for another Valentine’s Day commission! DM me. 🖤 This Venus painting is acrylic on canvas, completed October 2018 before I dove back in to oils and models. (paint tubes to preserve modesty; lolz)
Today is the third anniversary of our marriage. We lost ourselves in a cold, grey green mountain and communed with the mystery that brought and binds us together. • Thank you to @audralynnecreative for using us as models on our farm for your #burgandywedding shoot. You’re a master!