Mixed Media on Paper, 30 x 22 in
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About this work
Framed dimensions: 34.5 h x 26.5 w x 2 d
Signed bottom right: Donna Howell Sickles
"This one is the beginning of something. There were a lot of photographers from the 1800s in the West, in Montana, in Wyoming, in New Mexico, that influenced what I do because their eye was unique, and I saw something in their work that I really related to. This woman was from Montana and often had her white horse in the photographs for scale, they were British. Maybe the 1880s, a little before that. He taxidermied birds, he did a lot of rescue, and falconry. She had this big box camera. She wasn’t schooled in photography, but realized after she got there that portraits were something that she could do that would actually make a little bit of money. So she got this camera and then documented her part of the West with some amazing photographs. These are all elements that came from one of her photos that I put together."
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