California Hills

USA: California Hills

Title: California Hills
Original: $400.00
Size: 4” x 6”
Medium: Ink & Watercolor
Location & Date: Sonoma Co, California – August 28, 1999
George’s Postcard Note: I wandered out to the back fenceline of our friends’ farm in Sebastopol. They had told us about the view to the distant hills and the ocean beyond, and there I found it. The golden brown hills of northern California where they gently roll into the ocean makes one think of sensual, feminine, forms of the human body. Seeing them I think of a person lying on her side, hips elevated, or with profiles of protruding breasts and stomach, on her back. Native Americans must have seen the same thing since they have named many a mountain here for a princess, a warrior or spirit. This manmade fence in the foreground seemed to make its own kind of statement too.