This is a selection of photos shot between 2011 and 2013 throughout New Mexico of the graves of anonymous New Mexicans.
The content of these photos is dirt, rocks, grass, and sticks on the ground, but the subject of each is a personally built monument to the life of an unidentified soul.
I was hoping a soulful writer would come along to write text to accompany these pictures and when I read the writings of John Mulhouse on his “City of Dust” blog, I knew immediately this was the guy. I approached John and he saw the same affinity between his and my work and agreed to give it a shot. After contemplating the photos, he started writing vignettes based on the feelings he got from my pictures, and over just a few months he had written 44 of them and now we have begun shopping the project around in hopes of having it published. Here is a link to a sampling of those couplets: Still Lives, New Mexico
Signed artist pigment proofs of any of these images are available for collection:
14″ x 21″ on 17″ x 22″ Museo archival cotton paper. $500@
12″ x 18″ on 13″ x 19″ Museo archival cotton paper. $300@
7″ x 10.5″ on 8.5″ x 11″ Museo archival cotton paper. $125@