Gouache, Collage on Cardboard
53" x 38"
Artists and Photographers have had a field day depicting land as a human form. It is hard not to see such shapes. The prairie hills that undulate across Nebraska are exquisitely expressive in their interwoven patterns. I have watched the skyline with pleasure most of my life as I have crisscrossed the high plains in my journeys.
In most art work, it has been the female body that has been done as land but I chose to paint the male instead. While "mother earth" is a very gratifying image, we must not forget that males are as much a part of the earth as we women. We need to see that the connectedness comes from both sexes. While I chose to display the male image here, I did paint a corresponding Female Vista as well, some years later.