Navajo painter, RC Gorman

On an extremely hot summer's evening in June, 1994, RC Gorman sat on the prairie near his Taos home, sweltering under a 100-year-old wool blanket and galantly tolerating mosquito bites to pose for this portrait. This was my first premeditated, computer alteration. The dimensions of the blanket were stretched to double their original proportions and the colors of the sky were completely replaced, both in imitation of Gorman's painting style.

Throughout all our preliminary and subsequent correspondence, RC proved to be an enjoyable subject with a good sense of humor. During the making of the portrait he proved himself as a patient, co-operative model.

This image and others are available as archival prints.

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