"Green Valley" by Walter Salas-Humara
artist: WALTER SALAS-HUMARA
40" x 30" Acrylic on canvas, 41" x 31" with frame
Part of the online exhibition, "Walter Salas-Humara"
"When the wind was in the north you could hear them, the horses and the breath of the horses and the horses' hooves...as they rode, nation and ghost of nation passing in soft chorale across the mineral waste to darkness bearing lost to all history and all remembrance like a grail..."
– Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses
Walter Salas-Humara was born in New York City to Cuban parents and grew up in Florida where he began playing the drums at the age of seven. After a childhood playing in prog-rock and disco bands, Salas-Humara obtained a BFA from the University of Florida before moving to NYC to pursue a career as a visual artist. After 3 years in New York, however, he formed the band the Silos, and the band’s success cut short Salas-Humara’s career with the Leo Castelli gallery. After touring around the country and producing over a dozen albums, he began painting again in the early 2000s, gifting his nieces and nephews with stylized, cartoon-like dogs. His subsequent online business, WaltersDogs, has expanded into apparel, stationery, and even bedding. He currently lives in Flagstaff with his partner.
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