Mesa West of the Washita River - Ink Fusion Wall Art
May 20, 2020 | By: Jim Rode of Friday Night Art
Just north of Ardmore, on a mesa west of the Washita River, you can see a line of wind turbines standing like animated statuettes, working the wind. The turbines stand atop of the ancient Arbuckle Mountains that were formed over a billion years ago. It is Chickasaw territory and the river that runs through it is the Washita River.
The river once carried the blood of Cheyanne Indians when Custer attacked Black Kettle's encampment on the Washita further upstream in Cheyanne Oklahoma. It is said that many woman and children were cut and slain as the calvary cut through the encampment. "Total warfare", it's what mankind does...too often.
Today, the only battles seen are trucks battling for lead position on I-35. Above in the distance, rage the battle of wind atop the Arbuckle Mountains. The fiberglass bladed turbines fighting nature's power as they spin and generate electricity. Occasionally the wind is too strong and the turbines shut down so the wind won't rip off the blades.
Nature and man can both be wicked.
This is JimRode's art image revealing three visuals of highway, mountain turbines and God's big sky.
It is 20x30 in size and is an ink fusion to a sheet of aluminum. It comes with a metal hanger box for easy wall display.