Friday, June 18, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

In the Southwest


I was fortunate enough to go on a trip through the Southwest recently, mainly in Utah and Arizona, hiking/camping in parks like Bryce Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, the Goosenecks, and the Grand Canyon. Though I've never been to the desert I have always loved the colors and feel that the rocky spires and open space elicits. The trip offered lots of up close and personal experiences while hiking down amongst the rocks, learning about the geology that is behind the landscape, and the occasional museum trip to learn about the tribes who have been living in the area for thousands of years.

The words here can only hint at the full experience, but suffice to say I really enjoyed exploring a landscape that is so unlike wooded Pennsylvania. As it goes, I had to bring work with me so I'll be posting new illustrations soon. Until then, pretty pictures of the desert.