Joshua Tree no. 1, California. 2017. (cyanotype)

Joshua Tree no. 2, California. 2017. (cyanotype)

Formations no. 1, Joshua Tree NP. 2017. (cyanotype)

The Lake at Dorland, California. 2017. (cyanotype)

Arrow, California. 2017. (cyanotype)

A Tree at Dorland, California. 2017. (cyanotype)

Aloe Plant at Dorland, California. 2017. (cyanotype on cotton fabric)

Joshua Tree no. 3, California. 2019. (cyanotype)

Joshua Tree no. 4, California. 2019. (cyanotype)

Formations no. 2, Joshua Tree NP. 2019. (cyanotype)

Joshua Tree no. 3, California. 2019. (gum bichromate)

Joshua Tree no. 4, California. 2019. (gum bichromate)

Formations no. 2, Joshua Tree NP. 2019. (gum bichromate)

Joshua Tree no. 3, California. 2019. (gum bichromate over cyanotype)

In November 2017, I participated in the artist-in-residence program at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula, CA. While there, I photographed the landscape in Dorland and Joshua Tree National Park. Without having access to a darkroom; I utilized the intense desert sun to create cyanotypes in response to the environment. The fragile dry landscape is made up of a fascinating unique variety of plants and surreal geologic features. These attributes are visual historic records of the changing desert landscape and I am drawn to its otherworldly feeling. The more recent cyanotypes and gum bichromate images were created at Kala Art Institute where I am a current artist-in-residence.

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