bone and stone on 1/4" plate steel. photo of bighorn ram's skull and flowers printed on 1/8" aluminum panel
32 cm x 48 cm
Every object I create begins with a walk. And every object ends as a prayer. The intention behind each piece is to create something sacred; each object an altar, a poem, a song.
The Sierra Pinacate of northern Sonora, Mexico, is a singular landscape of black lava and white sands considered by devout desert rats to be the heart and soul of the Sonoran Desert. The following (8) objects are a response to the 80+ days I spent exploring this remote and rugged region in 2012 and 2013. With two dogs, a camera and equal weights of books and water poured into my pack, I came to appreciate with every step and with every page turned, what it means to call this desert home. I consider my objects, cairns. They are artifacts I’ve placed along the trail between here and there. Simple shrines of stone, steel, wood and bone. Poems of place and time.
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(this object has been collected)