|Looking Back a 10" X 10" Watercolor on Aquabord
by April M Rimpo
Watercolor on Aquabord
10" X 10"
Varnished and in a Black Wood Floater Frame
Looking Back is inspired by the Arizona Living Pioneer Museum in Pioneer, AZ. The museum has changed drastically since I took this photo. We were there in the 1980s when I remember only a single museum building with no one dressed in historic clothing. I'm not sure if all of this equipment is still scattered behind what was the main museum building. Nothing like capturing the history of a history museum. You know I love capturing light in my photos. We must have been there mid-day and the intense Arizona sun poured down on this old equipment creating a great contrast between the tops of things, such as the seats and wheels, with dark shadow essentially everywhere else. Of course, rust also turns quite dark over time, looking nearly black, but you can still see here and there the burnt orange color of rust.
I was particularly enthralled with the small distant building and had to include that since it was so vivid in my memory. We never knew the story behind that building.
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