Abstraction on the Colorado Plateau

We’re on a road trip! And have left the house sitters to deal with the skunks. (So far–three have been trapped and released far far away).
Anyway, this morning’s events included a visit to the museum in Flagstaff and an interesting collaborative show by glass blower George Averbeck & Serena Supplee. Her work is representational:

His is a more abstract response to the Colorado Plateau.


This got me thinking…about Navajo rugs. The Burntwater style has apparently been around for decades, but in the past two days I’ve been noticing it everywhere–colorful, detailed, sadly unaffordable…


Navajo weaving also feels like an abstract response to the arid beauty of the Plateau.