White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico, very early in the morning with no haze in the sky. The dunes are bright white, but they’re made of gypsum (think wallboard) not sand. They weather and erode like sand, but in very different way. There are several other images from White Sands in the gallery that bring this to life.
The creative process is unique, all by hand. A twelve-color pigment print on Somerset Velvet is affixed to board and sealed with a clear-coat for UV protection. No glass is needed, and the image is float mounted in a hardwood maple frame. The result is striking color, clarity and uncanny three-dimensionality.
Most of my work is drawn from nature, but I enjoy creating images whose origins may not be readily clear. This kind of abstract view often leads to artworks that are intriguing, but also a bit mysterious. Always, the interaction is intended to be peaceful and relaxing.