Datz, Stephen C.

SOLD Stephen C. Datz - Ancient Ways

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SOLD Stephen C. Datz - Ancient Ways

  • Oil on Canvas Board
  • 24'' x 24''
  • PLV90469-1117-001
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31" x 31" framed. Published in Western Art Collector, November 2017, pages 13 and 83. Published in Southwest Art magazine, November 2017, page 1. ARTIST COMMENTS: As a backpacker I have most often sought out more remote and hard to access canyon country for my painting excursions, and as such I had never actually visited Canyon de Chelly until last fall. I was fortunate enough to be there at a time when the cottonwoods were in full transition between their summer greens and fall gold. This view is from Tsegi Overlook, and was interesting to me not only for the morning light and shadow and the color of the trees but also for the braided paths of the wash running in the bottom of the canyon. The title refers to both the Navajo who still live in and farm the canyon bottom as they always have, and to the canyon itself as an ancient water way.