Photo by Jeff Wiant

 

After the Flood, 2021

Solution on black velvet

20 x 60 inches

 

The last artwork created within this series, reflects upon the idea of division and unification through the lens of a desert landscape.  The saguaro cactus and Joshua tree, which are not typically found growing together (except for within a very small region) are seen here, moving toward one another, but on opposite sides of a newly carved river.  Because the river is narrow and floodwaters usually recede, there is room to imagine how these two separate regions and the species therein, could someday merge together to form one harmonious landscape.  A single rare crested saguaro, stands strong and illuminated near the center of it all, acting like a beacon of hope for the new days to come.

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 © 2021 by Charity Algarme.