5” x 5” (Framed 9 3/4” x 9 3/4”) Embroidery Painting / Mixed Media, 2021
This piece is part of my Marfa Roadtrip Series
There are particular signs along Highway 118 between the Little Burro Country Store, one hour south of Alpine, TX and Study Butte near Terlingen Ghost Town, TX that caution drivers to watch for burros.
Feral burros have a long history in the wide spaces of Big Bend. They are somewhat iconic and conjure images of rustic days gone by in the old west. Burros just look good on the Chihuahuan Desert canvas painted in the colors of creosote, ocotillo, and distant mesas and mountains.
(Source Exploretexas.blog by Omar C. Garcia)
Although we didn’t see them during our trip, the sign made me be on the look out for these burros.