On a visit to a city, it’s hard not to bring with me the saturation of natural spaces that comes with living in a place like Crestone, Colorado. I find I look at a city differently and wonder, how does the natural world play out in city spaces, where is it present in city life? This is the urban edge, where constructed meets (and of course is always surrounded by), the rest of the world.. the natural world. At the same time the visual complexity of the constructed world becomes especially powerful and amazing and I feel you can look at it as an abstraction of forms, colors, and shapes that have their own life. In fact they impact your eye and mind and interrupt your ordinary stream of thoughts, if only momentarily, in a similarly powerful and often humorous way as does the natural world. So this series, Urban Edge, is underway as a means to explore these topics.
San Luis Valley Series No.2
After photographing the San Luis Valley’s dramatic play of color and light in a space that seems to scroll endlessly across one’s view, I started to notice what else the Valley contained. There are wonderful “sculptures” in the forms of hay bale collections, road-base sand piles, and the arrangement of houses, farm machinery, and roads shooting off into the distance. These elements have a stoic drama that I find amusing, poignant, and magnificent. I’m at work on this second San Luis Valley series presently.
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