Datz, Stephen C.
xSOLD Stephen C. Datz - Where Rivers Meet (PLV90469-0122-009)
- Medium: Oil
- Size: 8'' x 8''
14" x 14" framed. "The east side of Echo Park, in Dinosaur National Monument, is the place where the Yampa River and the Green River meet and merge. This magnificent place is full of large-scale inspiration – towering cliffs, the imposing form of Steamboat Rock, the graceful sweep of the river through it. It is truly a big place in every sense of the word. In all the years I have been coming here, though, this particular spot has challenged me. It’s kind of a natural subject, the confluence of two amazing, beautiful rivers surrounded by an amazing canyon. But it nevertheless does not offer up a ready-made composition for the artist’s brush. It makes you earn it. So for this piece I set myself the challenge to see how far I could reduce the elements of this place without losing the essential character of it. I feel pretty confident that I got it in this piece."