photo by mary hockenbury
hotchkiss, co (population 923) where kind people will serve you grapes + chocolate kisses.
debra yepa-pappan shared with me one of her iconic images which she allowed me to remix and install. i got it up at the roadside stand of marge james in march of 2014. she consented to an interview which appears here on vandalog.
“vermillion” is a short film by doug bell + kitchen sink studios about friendship + fly fishing at lee’s ferry in which imagery from the painted desert project appears.
the navajo nation was considering building a resort at the confluence of the little colorado river and the colorado river on the east rim of the grand canyon. it was opposed by traditionalists on and off the reservation who viewed this as a desecration of a sacred site and it was opposed by environmentalists. we learned late this winter that the tribe dropped it’s plan to pursue the resort resulting in a win for the coalition of traditionalists and environmentalists.
for more information, check this may 2nd posting on the save the confluence blog.
marilyn + gregory
the bahe ketchum code talker piece i put up about 18 months ago when i discovered that my neighbor, friend and coworker had been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer.
my good friend, marilyn came to visit with her boyfriend, gregory. it was great getting to spend time with them and to laugh in one of my favorite spots near my house – atop white mesa. i’ve had an incredible 3 month mini sabbatical where i got to go to australia with a bunch of the artists who have been here over the past 2 years taking part in a street art festival in perth. from there i traveled to oakland, philly + hotchkiss, colorado (population 923) meeting incredible people and getting art up.
it feels good to return home, to see my son + to see people from the community as i prepare to return to work monday. however, while all that’s happening the first artists for the painted desert project will be coming out in about a month. it should be an awesome summer and fall.
so welcome to the new site + here we go…
owen at the little colorado gorge overlook
king fowler at the old red lake trading post
jc in red lake
king fowler in red lake. painting by nils westergard
photographer edu millieris visited the southwest this spring and found some painted desert project installations which he re-interpreted. i’ve never met him and got these images off of facebook.
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