Annie Horkan

Desert Mermaid

Aqua oil on canvas, 36″x60″

In the high desert of New Mexico, the summer monsoons usually arrive in late July, but sometimes they come earlier which is a good sign. And sometimes the monsoons just spit some rain, and never cut loose. Those make for hard, dry summers. One hot day I was out walking in an arroyo, and I really had the desire to be in the water. There had been so little rain all summer. I was beginning to feel like a desert mermaid. I would have been happy with just a little bit of running water in that arroyo.


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