The World of Martin Goldman & Harriet Greene

Landscape

The trail to “Lake of the Crags” in Grand Teton National Park is a
difficult climb but well worth the effort. The environs is
magnificent. And it was quite often that we encountered moose
on the trail on our descent.

I carved “Autumn Gold” after we took a trip to Paonia, Colorado and
drove through the largest Aspen grove in the world atop Kebler Pass
on the way to Crested Butte.

The Rio Grande Gorge in Taos New Mexico where we lived fascinated
me. It was the first print I made after we moved there. I climbed every
hill and mountain trying to get an aerial view but could never get up
high enough. One day, when one of the hot air balloons landed on our
property (where they weren’t supposed to land) and as the pilot was
apologizing, he asked what he could do for us. I asked him if he
would take a roll of film with him the next time he went up and film
the gorge. He did – the north end of it. The south end I got in a book
taken by a photographer known for her aerial filming of the gorge.

It took me ten years of living in Taos, New Mexico to finally carve the
“Taos Pueblo,” oldest inhabited pueblo in the US. Up untiI then I felt
like an intruder. After I had visited often and then got to know some
of the inhabitants, I knew what to do – my feelings crystallized.

“Yellowstone Burning” – I made this print after the infamous Yellow-
stone fires of  1988. We lived in Kelly, Wyoming and everyday, while
standing on our front porch, we’d watch the helicopters carrying
buckets of water pass over our log cabin at 6-minutes intervals on
their way to the park. There were ashes on everything and all you
could smell was fire. At sunset we couldn’t even see our next door
neighbor’s house. Our friend in Jackson called to see if we wanted
to move all our artwork to her house just in case.