The Desert Walk Series
The Walk Project explores the connection with our environments through video, photography, drawing, animation, and performance. The project features America’s diverse desert landscapes with superimposed digital drawings of various biological forms over the image of my walk performances. The project explores the cycle of life and the co-existence of humankind with our surroundings. The Desert Walk Series features 23 different desert locations from Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico. I take photographs and videos of myself walking in different locations. These scenes include; a coal power plant in the sacred land of Navajo Nation, the ever moving sand dunes collaborating with the wind, and the snow like white salt flat of a dried lake in Death Valley. After editing photographs and videos, I create drawings of biological life forms to develop a narrative. The drawings of plant cells, pollen, reproductive organs, embryos, and skeletons tell a story of interconnection with the earth. My personal journey from a difficult pregnancy to motherhood encourages me to look closer at the relationship between the biological life forms and their habitats. The Walk Project encapsulates beauty, destruction, and preservation of the land we live in.