Poison River

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
Wood, tin, nails, stones, industrial sealing compound, enamel, on wood
48.5 x 61.25 inches
Collection of
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco museum purchase American Art Trust Fund and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Environmental collapse became a recurring theme in Lockett’s art. Poison River, an indictment of environmental pollution and the death of native life, offered one of Lockett’s most despairing explorations into the horrors of ecological degradation.