Rio Grande Series
The landscape of the Southwest -- its deserts and rivers -- has been an inspiration and point of departure for Rita Deanin Abbey's art and evolving visual perceptions. She has captured the energy of the space, forms, and mystifying characteristics of the desert in her abstract compositions. The color, line, and texture that recreate the surroundings and the motion of the river in the Rio Grande Series speak of personal creative sources and Abbey's reverence for nature's complexity.
A foreword by William L. Fox, an essay on the Rio Grande by Marc Simmons, and a critique by Katherine Plake Hough of the 32 monotypes of the Rio Grande Series present an enlightening and unique overview of historical, environmental, and artistic features.