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Tamalpais
Tamalpais
Acrylic on Canvas
11" x 14" museum-wrapped
$75

This painting gave me its name, and a search for the meaning of the word reveals that it combines the native Miwok Indian word "tamal" meaning "coast" or "bay" with the Spanish word "pais" meaning "mountain" -- translating as either "mountainous coast" or "coastal mountain." Of course we've all heard of Mt. Tamalpais, but maybe for this painting the word is simply a resonant combination of sounds it claims for itself.