The 2020 cover artist is Rebecca Nolda, Studio 45.

Here in Rebecca’s own words is the story of a painting, “Mapping the Strata XIII.”

c. Rebecca NoldaMapping the Strata XIII is from a series of 18 paintings that were inspired by the rich variety of geological formations surrounding me here in Placitas. Every morning I walk through different displays of rocks and dirt out in the open space near my house: meandering arroyos, slopes with tumbling rocks in different sizes, sand concretized into walls. I wondered what cross-sections of this geology might look like if transmuted into paintings. Some layers would be squished, some protruding, some dominating. Different colors. Lots of weight, seams separating blocky layers in some kind of tension. These thoughts inspired me to try to capture some of that feeling in this series.

–Rebecca Nolda


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