remembering the mesa ~ by dawn chandler ~ oil and mixed media on panel ~ 8″ x 8″ ~ copyright dawn chandler 2013

I love this one. 

Something about it — that certain radiance of blue? the gold archway? the pure white of the clouds? — reminds me of that jewel-like quality of illuminated manuscripts.  Only here, the “manuscript” is concealed; words are revealed, but just barely.

The mesa pictured here is of my imagination; it’s anywhere you want it to be.