Tyler Murphy | "Fence Posts and I"

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Tyler Murphy | "Fence Posts and I"

600.00

18 x 18 inches oil on canvas

with handmade Nate Closson frame

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I like how this painting turned out. It depicts the rolling hills that divide two valleys formed by Rock Creek and the Stillwater. These hills are home to generations of ranching families, countless mule deer, and high school parties. This is the first time I've painted my shadow into a scene. I'm always attracted to human elements amidst a landscape. I suppose it's because I take comfort thinking of the rancher that placed the posts so many years before -- that I come from people like him, and that here I am casting my shadow in the same place doing a kind of work myself.

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