This piece was inspired by a visit to one of the most intriguing ghost towns in the American west - Bodie, CA. I wanted to capture the rusted metal and aging wood that I saw. I tried to create a sense of "dusty timelessness" with this piece. To capture a sense of "old west authenticity," whiskey was mixed with the paint instead of water.

- Harper Henry

Bodie Rust
HARPER HENRY


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2017

24" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.

$1,000

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Artist
Harper Henry
Mesa, Arizona

Getting to Know Harper

Harper is inspired by her love for horses. She is based in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, just ten minutes from the Tonto National Forest where over 500 wild horses run free. Her impressionist yet contemporary interpretations of the majestic creatures, often against vibrant backgrounds, are deeply in touch with the spirit of the animals. The horses are painted with a clear understanding of classical realism as well. “As I explore the line between realism and abstraction, it is very common that I deliberately devastate a days worth of meticulous realistic painting with rogue brush strokes so that it will cause me to rebuild and reconstruct with abstraction,” she says. “I find sometimes, this is the only way to break myself away from the realism and look at the piece with fresh eyes.”