This artwork incorporates found papers (magazine ads, security envelopes, topographic maps, and junk mail), corrugated cardboard, ink pencils, acrylic, and altered photographs that I shot as we hiked to Corona Arch near Moab, Utah.
Cairns are both natural and manmade structures that dot the western desert landscape to mark a path in the "slickrock" terrain where footprints can never be imprinted. Cairns are a beautiful work of art created by random hikers in a moment of creative play and mutual cooperation. I wanted to capture these striking sculptures in my artwork as well as define where they are located by collaging my photos with topographic maps of the area. Artwork size: 16" x 16".