Desert Walk Series investigates our connection with the natural environment. Desert Walk is the first installment of a four part series – Desert, Ocean, Mountain and Urban Walk Series, featuring diverse landscapes.
In each picture and the video of the Series, I walk through different geological locations, performing as a guide leading the viewer through different desert landscapes. Desert Walk Series includes scenes from Monument Valley in Arizona, Death Valley in California, Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area and Three Rivers Petroglyph Sites in New Mexico. My drawings of life forms such as animal and plant cells, reproductive organs, embryos, and skeletons are superimposed over the photographs and video to explore the cycle of life and the co-existence of humankind with our natural and man-made surroundings.
The idea for the project was originally conceived when I was traveling through the deserts in New Mexico several years ago shortly after I moved to Texas from New York City. Having lived in big cities most of my life, I never felt such a strong connection with the land and was inspired to create a project about our relationship with the environment. The project has evolved and developed further a lot since then. Now moving back and living in New York City, I am eager to share the inspiration I got from the nature with my audience through my Walk Series.
Walk Project is granted a fiscal sponsorship by the New York Foundation For The Arts.
Desert Walk Video is in its early stage and work-in-progress. Total estimated run: less than 20 min
(The superimposed line drawings are currently positioned as a visual placement. They will be animated and be moving across the screen later.)