I moved to the high desert twenty years ago compelled by the remote, far West Texas landscape and its stark contrast to the Pacific Northwest, where I’d been living for a decade. The arid climate, stunning light, and sparse terrain captured my attention and imagination. In the harsh beauty of the desert I found an expansive, visceral connection to my surroundings and an instinct to interpret it.

 

Living in the desert can be challenging but also deeply rewarding. Far removed from the pace and stuff of contemporary culture, I’m focused on the natural world around me. The work draws on this sensitivity and alludes to my experiences in wild, far-flung landscapes.