New Mexico Art Tells its History

Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills

Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills, 1972
Pansy Stockton (American, 1895 - 1972)
montage of dried vegetation 20 x 23 1/2 in. (50.8 x 59.7 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Saueressig, 1965
1849.23P

Born in El Dorado Springer, Colorado in 1895, Pansy Stockton is known primarily for her botanic assemblages into landscape art. She lived in Santa Fe the latter part of her life, until she died in 1972. Her works portray her deep understanding of the environment and the plants that grew in the different areas. “She may be the first ecological aware artist that challenged the impacts of growth on a fragile ecological system.”

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