49 Palms Oasis Mural

This mural is on a private residence in Twentynine Palms, California, in the southern Mojave Desert. Twentynine Palms is on the northern border of Joshua Tree National Park. Not far from this residence, a trail leads up into the mountains of the Park to the 49 Palms Oasis, complete with palm trees, running water, birds, insects, and other wildlife.


For centuries, this oasis has been an important important source of water for the various Native American tribes that have inhabited this area. In the mural there is a hole broken into the wall of the residence, and through that opening we see the 49 Palms Oasis in the mountains of Joshua Tree National Park.

On the right, a young Native American woman with a basket on her head is inviting us to come visit and partake of the oasis.

Outside the hole in the wall, on the left in the mural, a young Native American girl is leaning against a piece of rubble from the broken wall while contemplating the scene

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  49 Palms Oasis Mural
  9 x 25 ft., acrylic on plaster
  January, 2021
  Twentynine Palms, CA