I have been drawn to the Southwest and its Native cultures since I was a young girl. There were visits and then photographic explorations. But this gallery is largely representative of images made while producing an episode of Travels To The Edge with Art Wolfe.
I have much to be indebted to Art for, but I want to bring out one special thing. Art and I resonated photographically because of our love for the Impressionist Painters. The second image in this gallery is “Pointillist Trees”. From our many conversations over several years I grew more adept at seeing Impressionism in landscape.
My mother recognized my love for the Navajo and Hopi peoples when I was 10 years old. She gifted me a copy of Edward Curtis’ book with this image on the cover. I fulfilled a childhood dream by riding through Canyon de Chelly, though much changed, with several Navajo friends. Books are important. They can expand and shape our world, give us dreams and fill our minds and hearts with beauty.