The Thunderbird Foundation Blog
A New Perspective of the Grand Canyon, May 18, 2019
We were busy during Maynard Dixon Country and took for granted many of the entries of the wet paintings show. And then it struck me that I had admired a small 12x12 oil by Robert Goldman that he had painted earlier of the bridge at Marble Canyon. The more I pondered this small piece it occurred to me that the certain abstract qualities were very unique giving the canyon a new perspective. As I was returning from my lecture, Maynard Dixon: Approach to Modernism that was presented to the Glen Canyon History Group in Page, Arizona it occurred to me that Robert Goldman would be perfect for a one man show that celebrates the 150 year journey by John Wesley Powell of his first trip down the Colorado in 1869. And so this was where it all began.