History of the West

History of the West; paper, walnut ink, sumi ink, barn wood, barbed wire; 31″ x 114″; 2009; © Meg Thompson. Available- $1500.
This piece is a visual map of the history of the American West that reads right to left, as in east to west. The rapid changes that “settled” the West came from the East- in the form of white people and government. A river runs through the foreground up to a modern day dam, which is what allowed urbanization in the West. Barn wood and barbed-wire frame.

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