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Night Flare with Pump Jack (from the series West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico)

Night Flare with Pump Jack (from the series West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico)

Artist: Jeffery Deemie (American, born 1956)
Date: 2013
Medium: pigment print
Dimensions:
Image: 15 15/16 x 23 in. (40.5 x 58.4 cm)
Support: 17 1/16 x 24 15/16 in. (43.3 x 63.3 cm)
Mat: 24 × 30 in. (61 × 76.2 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Jeff Deemie, 2013
Keywords and Associated Locations:
    Location Depicted: Eddy
Object number: 2013.20.1
Description
Beneath the vast grasslands of southeastern New Mexico lies the rich oil and natural gas deposits of the Permian Basin. This dramatic night view in Eddy County emphasizes the strange but ingenious additions to the landscape by human beings who prize these resources. While the pump jacks works tirelessly to capture fuel, the nearby pipe releases excess gas, creating a toxic lightshow on the prairie.
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