This painting, completed in 2009, was in a private collection. I reacquired it from the collector's estate.
The title, "Faded Glory," refers to the sun-drenched flag inside the door. I saw the flag for the first time shortly after we arrived in Taos in 2007. Then, one day, a few years later, it disappeared, only to reappear a few years ago. It's there today (I think) and, regardless of how faded it has become, the symbolism is still vivid.