Structure Nine, by Virginia Jaramillo, March 5, 1965

Virginia Jaramillo, Artist
Structure Nine , March 5, 1965

Mixed media on canvas
60 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 2 in. (153.7 x 110.5 x 5.1 cm)
Credit Line
Collection of the artist. Photo by Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

The highly textured surface of Structure Nine is reminiscent of the materiality of the earthworks that were being created around this time. Virginia Jaramillo created the painting in her backyard while living in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts with her husband, the artist Daniel LaRue Johnson.