Museum of Northern Arizona presents Tony Foster–Sacred Places, Watercolour Diaries from the American Southwest

. August 31, 2013

Museum of Northern Arizona presents Tony Foster–Sacred Places, Watercolour Diaries from the American Southwest an exhibition on view through October 13, 2013.

For more than twenty-five years, English artist Tony Foster has explored Earth’s wilderness regions with his watercolors. He travels slowly and deliberately, often backpacking on foot, creating his paintings onsite and adding finishing touches at his studio in Cornwall, England. Tony Foster–Sacred Places, Watercolour Diaries from the American Southwest is an exhibit focused on the Colorado Plateau and nearby sites.

This body of 33 works of varying sizes (some as large as three by six feet) painted over a period of three years, explores sites in the American Southwest that have sacred associations for a broad range of cultures and faiths. Foster has painted in locations that were sacred to ancient peoples, and others that are sacred to contemporary Native Americans and a broad range of cultures, faiths, and belief systems. The exhibition also includes a series of eight paintings which document a trip down the San Juan River in southern Utah and depict a riparian environment, significant to all of the natural and social sciences. www.musnaz.org

Category: Fine Art

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