“In the painting you feel you’re up in the air looking down on something vast. It says it all about America, in a different way. I painted what was happening in that era. I never hesitated with this one.
I knew it had to be a big painting. I did the drawing, and it was right there. But I drew it with the idea that it was a horse rearing up, and then I saw its transformation into a motorbike.” - Robert Cenedella on Santa Fe Rider (1981)