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Joshua Tree  (2014)

Joshua Tree National Park is found in south central California, located in the southern end of the Mojave desert and the northwestern end of the Sonoran or Colorado desert. Patricia and I wished to escape a colder than usual winter in our hometown of Boise, Idaho, so we rented a little cottage in the town of Joshua Tree on the edge of the park. Every morning we would explore the park and I would do photography for my paintings. The series of 30 paintings, along with my paragraphs of description and reflection, are an expression of that education. I see the U.S. National Park system as small islands of true conservation in our nation. I hope this little book reflects some  of the value and beauty of this particular precious public island. Book version of the project is availalbe at All paintings 7" X 7", acrylic on paper.


joshua tree - elder joshua tree - 2014-02-10 at 13-23-35.jpg
joshua tree - turbinella oak - 2014-01-22 at 10-43-32.jpg
joshua tree - turbinella oak leaves - 2014-01-22 at 10-47-03.jpg
joshua tree - desert mockingbird - 2014-01-22 at 11-01-13.jpg
joshua tree - pinyon pines - 2014-02-10 at 13-31-05.jpg
joshua tree - pinyon pine cone - 2014-02-10 at 13-33-01.jpg
joshua tree - pinto basin - 2014-01-22 at 11-04-00.jpg
joshua tree - pinto basin 2 - 2014-01-22 at 11-06-06.jpg
joshua tree - phainopela - 2014-02-10 at 13-12-27.jpg
joshua tree - octotillo plant  - 2014-02-10 at 13-47-05.jpg
joshua tree - octotillo poles  - 2014-02-10 at 13-49-11.jpg
joshua tree - oasis of mara - 2014-01-22 at 10-51-34.jpg
joshua tree - near white tank 2 - 2014-02-10 at 13-19-02.jpg
joshua tree - Juniper tree - 2014-02-10 at 13-37-28.jpg
joshua tree - creosote bush branches   - 2014-02-10 at 13-55-26.jpg
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