In January, I introduced my wind portfolio, a black and white set focusing on shape and form, and celebrating landscapes that have been created (in part) by wind. I am happy to add two new images to that portfolio.
The Grand Canyon is a place that has been shaped by the powerful erosional forces of wind and water for millions of years. Attracting millions of visitors a year, it is truly one of the seven wonders of the world, and has always captivated me. At sunrise and sunset, the receding hill layers create depth not only in the landscape, but in the imagination, and it is difficult for me not to imagine John Wesley Powell exploring this canyon for the first time, being completely awed.
“The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail.”
–John Wesley Powell
The second image is an intimate landscape from Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. If you have been in southern Utah in spring, you know the wind can blow, and you have have even felt sandblasted a time or two. How do you think the sandstone walls feel? The walls of this alcove have been shaped by grains of sand being blown against it for hundreds, probably even thousands or tens of thousands of years. Beautiful cross-bedding patterns have been exposed, creating some very powerful lines.
My Wind Portfolio is special in that 25% of the sales of these prints is donated directly to the Wilderness Society and I offer special pricing when you purchase more than one image from the portfolio. Please click here to view the entire collection.