The Painted Desert Project is a pretty awesome initiative to get artists to paint vendor stands and abandoned buildings along Highway 89 in northern Arizona, in hopes to draw visitors to the local Navajo community and challenge stereotypes of the people. The latest to be graced by art was a local business near Monument Valley with the work of JAZ, who literally referenced live horses walking along the road side as he was painting to create this piece contrasted with negative space silhouettes. You simply cannot ask for better models then the real deal when drawing inspiration from the land for your gift to the community. Be sure to check back for more from the project as other artists continue painting during the next week.
Photo by The Painted Desert Project.