Gabrielino Wickiup, 10 x 8", Oil on Artist Board, 2011. This image is from a series of plein air paintings done on a trip to California. This was painted at the "Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden." My brother, who lives in LA, thought my choice of subject matter was odd, given the natural beauty of the area, but I couldn't resist this hut, as much for its color and shape as its’ historical interest. A nearby, volunteer arborist who was cutting rosemary told me this was a replica wickiup of the indigenous Gabrielino, Indian tribe.
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