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Ben Wade, Bon Fire --Taos Pueblo

Executed in a modernistic style the mid section of this oil is the image of a burst of orange flame from which emanates a long spiral of brown/gray smoke. A yellow circle surrounds this scene. Two green figures are visible at the lower left; a dog is to their right. At the upper left, in green, the façade of the Taos Pueblo church is apparent. The bonfire is part of the Christmas Eve celebration at the pueblo each year.

Ben Wade
Boise, ID

Dates in Taos: 1970-2005

Bon Fire --Taos Pueblo, 1999
Oil on canvas
H 16"x W 14"
Gift of Gus Foster