SARA LONG
You Must Remember This
2017
oil on canvas
48" x 60"
An ode to a Montana visit. On the drive we listened to "You Must Remember This," a podcast telling the long-held secrets of Old Hollywood. The colors on the drive to Pictograph Cave made such an imprint for I am someone who is usually surrounded by deep blues and forest greens. I was lifted and opened up by the palette of the high plains. While in the caves, painting, a warm, end of summer wind came through and the clouds covered, "you've got to remember this, Sara," I muttered. Back home I continued listening to the Hollywood podcast while painting this, trying to hold on to Montana for as long as I could. Stories of Marlon Brando's bulimia and Marylin Moonroe's endometriosis are woven through the dry grass and flowering sage.