Images from Big Bend National Park.

February 6-12, 2003

 

Southwest Texas' border is home to an amazing National Park named after a place where the southeasterly flowing Rio Grande river suddenly turns and heads northeast. Big Bend National Park contains 118 miles of our border with Mexico. Because of the international status of the park, unusual regulations are in effect. For instance, the Park has jurisdiction only to the center of the river's deepest channel. The rest is in Mexico.
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Scott's works have always been very distinctive. You know, you can spot one of Scott's pieces from across a really big gallery. These next two works retain that distinctive look that Scott brings to his art, but these are really a departure. Pleasant surprises. One can only guess where this style can lead. Or perhaps the artist is merely experimenting? You be the judge.
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The second of the two paintings. The park must have brought out some new inspiration from within Scott. Perhaps it was the altitude; ranging from 1800 feet at the river's edge to over 7500 feet in the Chisos Mountains.

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Scott made this drawing at the exit of Santa Elena Canyon. The canyon has near vertical walls and must be seen from the inside to really appreciate their size. Click here to see pictures shot by Scott while paddling in the canyon.

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In the southwest quadrant of the park the
Mule Ears Peaks stand up and demand your attention.

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I couldn't resist adding these images that Scott took while in the park.

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