Datz, Stephen C.
Stephen C. Datz - Shadows in Light, Shadows in Time (PLV90463-0522-001)
- Medium: Oil on Canvas Board
- Size: 36'' x 72''
43" x 79.5" framed. Acquired from a private collection in Michigan. Published on pages 12 and 118 of Western Art Collector, January 2020 issue. "This painting has been waiting it's turn for 5 years. I originally saw this view on a November trip to Moab with my wife. The cold months are the only time one can visit Moab and expect anything approaching peace, quiet, and solitude. We had driven up to Dead Horse Point and stopped on our way back down in the afternoon to admire this vista. The desert geology here is fascinating, and the two buttes, Merrimac and Monitor (for some strange reason they were named after civil war era naval vessels) are chunks of Entrada Sandstone. The substrate on which they stand is comprised of much lighter Navajo Sandstone. The cloud shadows and the isolated remnants of Entrada, which are all that remain of what was once an even layer, sparked the thought that the buttes were "shadows in time" as it were. And voila, a title is born." - Stephen C. Datz