"Honoring the Elders"
I created this series of paintings to celebrate the elders of our village back home in the Sierra Tarahumara, of northern Mexico. Each portrait depicts a real individual, someone seventy, eighty, even ninety years of age or more; and you can readily see that they've seen hard times.
But although hardship is etched in their faces, there is an innate sweetness and kindness that burns bright in their eyes.
They are the salt of the earth.
.Portraits are painted with bamboo brush and acrylic washes on polypropylene paper. And, save one - "Tributaries" - each portrait is 60" high, and ranges from 60" to 84" in width. "Tributaries" is 60" wide by 96" in height.