17.75" x 23.75" framed. Published in Western Art and Architecture, October-November 2017, page 23. Published in Western Art Collector, November 2017, page 82. ARTIST COMMENTS: Here we are near the top of Colorado National Monument, quite close to the rim, looking out over the Grand Valley after a snow. Geologists use the term “cleavage” to describe the way rocks break, and this spot is a prime example of excellent cleavage (saying this always gets me sidelong glances from the ladies). I really have a lot of fun with things like this, which appeal to my geometrical tendencies and offer wonderful subtleties in the color harmonies and patterns of the rocks. Plus, for my money you just can’t beat redrock desert and snow for an exciting color contrast.