The Feeling, the Spirit, the Air and the Soil are unique, and, dare I say enchanted, here in Santa Fe. Up here at 7,000 feet... in the desert... with a monsoon season... where Cholla Cactus and Ponderosa Pine share space... where the most stunning sunsets on earth happen so often I begin to forget to exclaim at the beauty... that is where this collection comes from.
For me the thing that makes this land so unique and so powerful (visually and spiritually) are the contrasts. the sloping, eroding, shrub-studded sides of what could be a mountain, halted abruptly in a stark flat plane. The forces of time, tectonics, violence, and slow, methodical patience of the elements come together in a striking way. All life in that microcosm responds to the extremes and, finding a niche, adapts to make the contrasts work for them... life does not try to change the thing it fits within. The desert is teeming with life so richly, yet so subtly, so camouflaged that it's right in your face, yet hardly detectable until you start to adapt yourself.