Desert Sketches


A Processing experiment in image manipulation, Desert Sketches derives from a series of photos I took during High Desert Test Sites 2011 in Joshua Tree, CA. I wrote a software program to obscure the details of the photos, extracting color and dissolving it into an abstract composition of lines and shapes in which some of the essence of the landscape is still perceptible. As a set, the images have lost the narrativity provided by people and contexts, while the blurred-out colors suggest a parallel, unconscious experience.