In June 2015 I spent three weeks at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon as artist-in-residence living and working at this incredible place. Only 10 miles directly across from the South Rim but over 200 driving miles, this less accessible part of the canyon means fewer people and grander views. It was a privilege to be one of five artists selected for the season, which runs from May to October. A truly dark sky presented itself each night and the summer Milky Way was stunning. On certain nights the moon illuminated the canyon walls and the amazing features on the rim. The time allowed me to experiment with different ideas, which are displayed below.

Thanks to ranger Robin Tellis for coordinating the program, all the great ranger neighbors around the cabin and the helpful staff at the North Rim. Giving three artist’s talks on the veranda of the Grand Canyon Lodge was fun and it was hard to beat the view.

Cape Royal

Cape Royal

Photographer, Bright Angel Trail

Photographer, Bright Angel Trail

From Bright Angel Point

From Bright Angel Point

Juniper

Juniper at Bright Angel Point

Rock formation

Rock formation

Pinyon pine, Scorpius

Pinyon pine, Scorpius

Milky Way, moonlight

Milky Way, moonlight

Scorpius, Milky Way

Scorpius, Milky Way

Big Dipper, Polaris

Big Dipper, Polaris

Venus sets with Jupiter and Regulus

Venus sets with Jupiter and Regulus

Ponderosa pine

Ponderosa pine

Pinyon and Milky Way

Pinyon and Milky Way

Moon on ridge from North Kaibab trail

Moon on ridge from North Kaibab trail

From Supai Tunnel on North Kaibab trail

From Supai Tunnel on North Kaibab trail

From Supai Tunnel, North Kaibab trail

From Supai Tunnel, North Kaibab trail

North Kaibab trail

North Kaibab trail

Moonlit smoke in canyon

Moonlit smoke in canyon

Moon lights pinyon pine

Moon, pinyon pine

Ten frame mosaic of the Milky Way. From the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Ten frame mosaic of the summer Milky Way arching over the Canyon.

NORTH RIM, GRAND CANYON | 2015 | NATIONAL PARKS | Comments (0)