On April 29th, I leave for a 2 week Art Residency at Mesa Verde National Park in Southwest Colorado. I'm hoping to blog on a more regular basis than I did when I was in Baghdad back in January. 

Last September 2017, Durk and I traveled to CO and spent a few days at Mesa Verde visiting the famous Ancestral Puebloan Cliff Dwellings, and hiking. Many of the trails wove through areas of the park where there had been substantive fires leaving behind a landscape that has been transformed into living sculpture gardens with radiant dead trees. I was blown away by the beauty of it. I ended up submitting a proposal for a residency, and was again blown away by being offered one of the 5 residencies for the 2018 season. 

My time there will be spent rambling the trails and back roads, photographically documenting mainly with double exposures and camera movement the many fire sites of the park. I will also be learning about the fire history and the impact of drought and climate change on the future of native tree regeneration.  

I look forward to joining the:
 “long established tradition of artists creating art in our National Parks”. 

Below are a few photos from our 2017 Colorado trip.

Please check back for updates.
The Baghdad Blog and The Mesa Verde Blog can be accessed through my website.


  1. Beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

  2. I had not seen these images before, por que?
    You will now have time to notice details and return to spots at your leisure. I am sure good stuff will come of it.

  3. Hope you arrived safely and are settling in. Have a wonderful adventure with eyes and heart open....Thinking of you and can't wait to follow your blog and your amazing artwork.


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