Our relationship with the desert is intimate. We live under the cool blanket of stars at night and traverse the sandy ground daily in hot sunlight. Sites, sounds and scents are absorbed, and our reflexes acknowledge the uniqueness of engagement.
-Cathy Allen and Luther Broome
Cathy Allen has an MFA degree from The Claremont Graduate University and a BFA degree from Otis/Parsons Art Institute. Currently she is a Fine Arts professor for Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, CA. Her artistic practice has spanned more than twenty-five years and includes a variety of traditional and nontraditional artistic processes and media for methods of expression. Though primarily a mixed-media assemblage sculptor, site-specific installations, earthworks, altered books, experimental sound and performance art have been produced. The art work has been displayed in galleries and venues in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Joshua Tree, and Palm Springs. It is privately owned regionally and internationally.