THAT DAY :: LAURA WILSON

I had not known about the photographs of Laura Wilson until starting work on an exhibition of her images of the American West for the the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio. They're quite compelling, some very haunting. The show is called THAT DAY and it "captures the majesty as well as the tragedy of the American West today."

Hutterite Girl With Her Horse, Chattahoochee (c) Copyright Laura Wilson

Hutterite Girl With Her Horse, Chattahoochee (c) Copyright Laura Wilson

Stunt Cowboy Falling off Horse, Ventura County, California, February 20  (c) Copyright Laura Wilson

Stunt Cowboy Falling off Horse, Ventura County, California, February 20  (c) Copyright Laura Wilson

Sheila Edgar, Cheerleader, Moran High School Moran, Texas November 8, 1991 (c) Copyright Laura Wilson

Sheila Edgar, Cheerleader, Moran High School Moran, Texas November 8, 1991 (c) Copyright Laura Wilson

While the content ranges from people and places in Texas, California, New Mexico, and Montana, and more, some of my favorite shots are the ones taken in Texas. They offer a inside look at this new state of mine, and in my thirst to know more about Texas, they help to fill in gaps of this idea I have in my head of what Texas is.

Debutantes on Stage, Laredo, Texas, February 19, 1993 (c) Copyright Laura Wilson

Debutantes on Stage, Laredo, Texas, February 19, 1993 (c) Copyright Laura Wilson

Cowboys Walking, J.R. Green Cattle Company, Shackelford County, Texas, May 13, 1997  (c) Copyright Laura Wilson

Cowboys Walking, J.R. Green Cattle Company, Shackelford County, Texas, May 13, 1997  (c) Copyright Laura Wilson

Cowboys Walking, J.R. Green Cattle Company, Shackelford County, Texas, May 13, 1997  (c) Copyright Laura Wilson

Cowboys Walking, J.R. Green Cattle Company, Shackelford County, Texas, May 13, 1997  (c) Copyright Laura Wilson

The border with Mexico; the disparity between rich and poor; the relationship with nature; the bizarre economies and professions; and of course the vastness and beauty of the landscape, or even just the sky alone... I think it's going to be very long time until most of those gaps are filled in...