1957 Desert Heat
" 1957 Desert Heat" by William Rotsaert
Acrylic on canvas, size 16"x20"
1957. Leaded wheels. Furnace road. 120 degrees in the shade, hot rubber, glass and steel, high noon, low on gas.
The carburetor pumps.
Swirls color the heat, the western sky red. Asphalt reeks and runs, oozing tar in the sand.
Chevy Bel Air fins point, the sun paints 'm gold.
Classics don't get old. (WR)
About William Rotsaert
William’s eclectic work spans a wide range of styles, with many of his creations harnessing the merger of old and new. His paintings take on the fluid aspects of life and time and vary greatly—from abstract to realism, often with a trace of humor. His commercial illustrations have appeared as covers for books, magazines and CDs, as well as in newspaper articles and other publications. His expansive portfolio includes brochures, cartoons, logos, billboards and other promotional materials.
Originally from Bruges, Belgium, William now lives in Santa Fe, New mexico, where the beauty of the landscape and people serve as a constant source of creativity and inspiration.