Haboob Desert Storm
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, titled and date ‘Haboob Desert Storm', October, Atlanta, 2017 (on the reverse)
Fluid Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)
Painted in 2017
Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2018
The condition of this painting can vary widely and the nature of the paint sold means that they are unlikely to be in perfect condition. Paintings are sold in the condition that they are at the time of sale.
A Haboob is a dust storm. In Phoenix, Arizona they occur at least three times a year or less and they are very destructive. Rossi experience one of these storms while visiting Phoenix in August 2017. The Haboob is the number one cause for weather-related injuries in this area. Rossi wanted to show the importance of these storms in the area since this weather-related event is unknown in other parts of the country. She experienced no visibility and dangerous driving conditions. The Haboob is like a cloud that moves into the city and it has been observed with slow motion cameras. She used fluid acrylics to show the movement of this dust storm in the desert. She used bright Golden fluid acrylic yellows and reds and blues to show the movement of the dust and wind. Her technique was to use fluid acrylics to pour on a canvas using the puddle pour, flip cup pour and flip and drag techniques. She ships all canvas stretched.