Las Vegas, NV
Ghost Town - No Water
Photograph - Panorama
One of my favorite views of the Rhyolite ghost town viewed from the North end of town. Someone left a sign on the ground which struck me as an ironic possible explanation on the town's demise. Of course, history readers know the real reason was: no gold!
My 2008 residency at the Goldwell Open Air Museum's Red Barn Center in Rhyolite Nevada, all started as an adventure without much of a plan. For once, I wanted to see what I would do if I had nothing else to do but to make art, and I wanted to see what the place would inspire without pre-thinking (over-thinking) the process of making images.
With open mind and open views all around me, I set out to build my guiding compass. I could start off every day by building a little of the compass, then head off in that direction and let the muses do the rest. I did just that, resulting in the most delightful unstructured routine possibly of my adult life.
The Ghost Town series are photographs that I took while walking around and searching for references for my woodcuts. The desert really yields some awesome images.
February 14th, 2013
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