Thursday, August 16, 2007

Fred Reid :: Royal Landscape, 2007

Installation image, Fred Reid, Royal Landscape (c) Fred Reid 2007.

From the wall label:

Royal Landscape is a tribute to two northern
Nevada authors he admires: Robert Laxalt and Sessions S. Wheeler. One of Nevada’s most prominent writers, Laxalt typed all of his manuscripts on a Royal typewriter and authored Travels With My Royal: A Memoir of the Writing Life in 2001. Wheeler is well-known for his 1985 historical study Nevada’s Black Rock Desert
. Reid used color and form to indirectly refer to the literary works by these men.