By Bennett Owen
Talk about first class… have a look at this –
It’s a memorial postage stamp, commemorating the centennial of Arizona statehood. It portrays Cathedral Rock near Sedona and is the work of My-West friend Ed Mell who also happens to be one of the most innovative and gifted western artists alive today.
The stamp was unveiled in Prescott this weekend as celebrations got underway leading up to Statehood Day on February 14, 2012…AKA Mom’s birthday. Governor Jan Brewer praised Mell’s effort as a “majestic work of art.”
And believe me, it was no fluke. Ed was one of the first painters we profiled on this site and his genius truly stirs my soul. Do yourself a favor and watch this short collage but breathe deeply beforehand because these images will take your breath away.