Alta & Nex-2
Redwood, pine, acrylic paint
10 x 20 x 12 ft.
On top of a slope, is where I originally sketched and planned this sculpture. When I finished the sculpture and installed it at the Ojai Valley Museum, a friend raved about it. Her name is Alta. I looked up the meaning and derivation of the word/name Alta. I discovered that the Mexican territory (later our state) was called Alta California. Alta is from Latin meaning high, upper, sublime — bringing to my mind the songs, Higher Love, and Higher Ground. I named it Alta.
NEX-2 was fun to make, with a planned relationship next to Alta.