Series, oil on plastered silk, iridescent powders, 7” x72”
Barges is a series of paintings completed from 1987 to 2010. Albuquerque’s intention was to make 7066 of them. Each one had the same long horizontal format seven by seventy two inches. They are made on silk that has been plastered and a story is hand written on each one in the wet plaster. “She, The Planet as The Sleeping Beauty, as she is traveling through Space and Time trying to wake up.” Each one of the Barges also carries an image of a soul boat with a feminine figure in the boat symbolizing the earth. The writings are “her” (The Planet’s) thoughts as she is traveling through time and space.