Desert Notes, 2015-2017
With Jill Baker, Megan Berner, Nicole Donnelly
Image above is from Jill's studio wall
About: Desert Notes began as a collaborative residency for four artists: Jill Baker, Megan Berner, Nicole Donnelly, and myself. We had all gone to grad school together at the University of Iowa, and were living very far apart after graduating in 2009. We met up at the Goldwell Artist Residency in Beatty, Nevada in 2015 and spent a week making work together in the desert, on the edge of Death Valley National Park. We met up again 2 years later, in 2017, and did it again, this time in preparation for a series of shows later that year. The work we made there is both collaborative and our own - and is inspired by the small beautiful book by Barry Lopez called Desert Notes.
Jill Baker Website
Nicole Donnelly Website
Megan Berner Website