Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I just returned from a ten-day trip with photographer Lauren Greenwald, during which we revisited some sites to which we were originally introduced by the Land Arts of the American West program at the University of New Mexico. The most famous of these is Smithson's Spiral Jetty:

When we were there last fall, storms swept over the Great Salt Lake each of the three days we were camped. This time, we had the same experience. Strong, body-toppling winds, precursors to rainfall; then calm; repeat.

We'd come back to get photos for our respective personal work. I'd hoped to do some painting, but had forgotten how inhospitable (at least intermittently) the place is to plein air painting. So I had to satisfy myself with securing source material for future studio work...a pleasure in itself!

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