Two Conversations


oil on canvas mounted on aluminum composite panel.  24 inches vertically by 22 inches horizontally.

The setting for the painting is drawn from the four corners area of the desert Southwest.  The petroglyphs are from the Anasazi indian civilization.  Two hikers are appreciating the ancient art, the more knowledgable one explaining what we moderns think the runes are saying.  The paintings name refers to the idea that the hikers are having a conversation about the petroglyphs while the art itself is trying to talk to them.

My friend reminds me that art does not need to impose a narrative.  Maybe it can't.