Size: 30"W x 20"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2015
This piece reflects a part of the history behind non-indigenous people migrating westward in the U.S. The building portrayed is a prison built for outlaws during the "Wild West" days which was opened in 1875. Prisons were plentiful during these times because behavior in the west was difficult to control. The desert was an ideal location for a prison - in the event of an escape, it would be very difficult for prisoners to survive. It represents one of four types of structures that were first built by foreign settlers when colonization began: pubs, prisons, water towers and places of worship.
My name is Leah Lewman. I am a young artist living and working in Tucson, AZ. I received my BFA in Painting from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, and have recently received my MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Arizona in Tucson. I have shown and sold my work in venues across the U.S., participating in over 30 exhibitions since 2010. For more information, please visit my professional website.