Monument Valley

"Monument Valley"
18 x 13.75 graphite and charcoal

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The junipers of Monument Valley are not pretty trees. They are twisted, ragged and gnarly, scorched by sun and wind, and penetrated by the dusty red sands. What they do have is their own individual character and a kind of elegance that lends itself well to being sketched. 
The view of this particular tree, with raven perched at the utmost highest branch, lifts your eyes upward, from the base of the tree to the top. 

I was so excited to include 2 drawings in the exhibit, one being a charcoal painting/drawing (Rock Rhythms) and this one.