Artist's description:

Inspired by the Lavender Pit (located in Bisbee, AZ), this painting portrays a multitude of ways that humans have physically influenced the landscape in the American Southwest. The Lavender Pit itself is a huge gauge in the Earth's surface, caused by mining for metals and minerals such as Copper and Turquoise. Here we have literally left a big (albeit beautiful) scar on our planet. Despite the fact that this abandoned mining project is now quiet, the experience of this place is loud with construction and destruction, stories of building and breaking, humanity seeking to dominate and penetrate the land while also failing because of the sheer vastness of the project.

This work was featured in the 2016 MFA Wet Paint Biennial in Chicago, IL.

Materials used:

oil, acrylic, sand, enamel, wooden panel

Into the Ground (2015)


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Leah Lewman

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