The shapes of the peppers Weston photographed became women, his women became landscapes, and his landscapes emerged with attributes of all living nature. Whether the forms in this picture resemble waves, backs, buttocks, or breasts is immaterial. They are made of shifting sand, and that is the subject of the picture.
Inscription: Signed in pencil on mount, recto LR, below print: "EW 1936"; signed and inscribed in pencil on mount, verso UC: "Dunes at Oceano // Edward Weston 1936"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso LC: "RMG #983.28"; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso LR: "MEW. 182.4";
[Robert Miller Gallery, New York]; John C. Waddell (September 30, 1983)