If you drive west outside of Taos, New Mexico, you will pass by a development of “Earthships” or radically sustainable buildings made from layers of recycled materials. they are also artistic wonders. Also tucked in the New Mexico landscape, there are individual artists that share the same vision.
I caught these images on concrete during the recent total eclipse in Oregon. As the moon covered the sun, the image in the sky was projected on the ground in the shadows of leaves. It was spellbinding.
These photos were shot in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Chaco Canyon was an ancient spiritual gathering site for tribes in the Southwestern US. I was struck by how integrated these ancient people were with the earth, to the point their very shelter was made of bricks and stones from the ground beneath their feet.