Monday, June 8, 2009

Kelton Grave

This is a bigger paper cut that I have been working on the past few weeks. It is 10 x 13 inches. This is a picture of a headstone in a lonely cemetery out in the desert north of the Great Salt Lake. Kelton was once a town along the Union Pacific railroad. It was a thriving little community until the railroad built a new route across the lake and bypassed all the towns along the original route. This eventually killed all those communities. There isn't much left of the towns. Even the foundations are almost gone. The cemetery is still at Kelton, but it is neglected. In twenty or thirty years, it might be gone as well. The wire fence around it is the only thing that keeps the atvs out of it. You can't read anything on the wooden headstones that are left. I tried to capture the feeling of neglect in that dry landscape.

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