A visionary storyteller, Esther Pearl Watson blends memories and imagination to capture her Texas upbringing. She is presently at work on a mural-size painting specifically for the Amon Carter’s atrium. As part of the museum’s program of rotating contemporary artworks in the atrium space, "Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek" is an exciting addition to an ongoing exploration of Texas artists and their contributions to modern American art.
An homage to her family, “the memories we built together and sense of place,” this lively, storied painting features a wide swathe of land in Comanche, Texas, where the artist’s grandfather operated a cattle ranch and was general manager of the local radio station. Watson highlights the canvas with landmarks and motifs that are identifiable to Texas natives. Although deeply personal, Watson’s narratives transcend her inner world to relay the distinctive folklores and qualities unique to Texas.
May 19, 2015-May 30, 2016
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.