Mesa Road, 2023


Mesa Road, 2023, Oil on Yupo, 26" x 40"


It’s a surprise to see beds of violet button snakeroot on Mesa Road. Snakeroot is the old treatment for the bite of rattlesnakes. The land here is dry, but there is a little green lawn beside the big adobe house. The snakeroot grows its violet plumes on the runoff. We are on the mesa, though the house itself looks like a mesa. Indigo clouds tell us a storm will bring a little more water.