Rip-Rap: work in progress 8 4 2020

*Riprap, also known as rip rap, rip-rap, shot rock, rock armor, or rubble, is human-placed rock or other material used to armor shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour and water, wave, or ice erosion.

Yep, *Wikipedia:

One of two larger works, in the works. Thinking of surf encountering “human placed” barriers to “erosion,” and the inherent drama therein.

Crazy day today. tropical storm Isaias’ pounding wind and rain in the morning, blue skies in the afternoon. I’d like to claim this as a tropical storm painting, but it was underway a week ago.

Here is a New Mexico painting “Jetty” that evokes a coastal storm:


Ironically “Jetty” was painted in the desert of southern New Mexico. Further irony is that it was made from a Masonite panel used as backer to route an X-Prize logo when I worked at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo. Here is the logo. It is “upside down” in painting:

Ansari X Prize

Desert, space, surf. Desert space logo as coastal Jetty.


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