"The American romance with the untouched landscape is sort of foreign to me. I like the landscape that has been modified."
In a new episode from the Exclusive series, artist Rackstraw Downes discusses his interest in painting altered landscapes. The artist is shown at work in the sand hills overlooking Presidio, Texas in late 2010.
IMAGES: Production stills from the Art21 Exclusive episode, Rackstraw Downes: Texas Hills. © Art21, Inc. 2013.
BOTTOM IMAGE: Rackstraw Downes, Presidio In the Sand Hills Looking East with ATV Tracks and Water Tower, 2012. Oil on canvas; 16 1/2 x 65 1/4 inches. Courtesy Betty Cuningham Gallery.