Vision & History
The vastness of the Mojave Desert is transfixing. It captures the hearts and the imagination of many. Upon moving to the high desert, I was taken back by the silence, by how sound moved within this wide open landscape. The profound resonance of this space humbled me as an artist and I found myself quite reserved to add anything to the natural beauty that surrounded me. I quickly entered a space of deep contemplation as my pace in life began to match the new environment I was in.
Geologic time, the juxtaposition of the nature’s delicate hand and its iron fist, all of life at its extreme, it is a place where you come face to face with the most challenging elements of nature as well as the innermost parts of yourself. The depth of beauty and character, the spirit of the land slowly unfolds with both subtlety and grandeur. Its pace being a gift allowing for significant reflection, meditation and transformation.
The Mojave Sound Art project has evolved out of my own reflection upon the longevity of living and creating artwork within the vastness of this landscape. It is a lose structure that allows me and others to meaningfully come together and connect thought events, residencies, art projects, and long term installation based sound works.