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.