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Zion National Park

2019

‘Zion,’ my third solo show at Antler Gallery, was based on my experience as an Artist in Residence with Zion National Park. I spent mid-October to mid-November of 2018 living in Zion, in the historic Grotto House not too far from Angel’s Landing. My days were spent hiking from sun-up to sun-down, photographing, taking notes and sketching. At night, I would pour through the materials that I had gathered and do my best to identify the species that I had encountered. I was surprised that even so late in the season, with temperatures quickly dropping and the days growing shorter, I observed an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. By combining my in-person experiences with educational materials provided by park staff, I created a series of ten drawings that explore the life supported by Zion canyon. 


PARK BIODIVERSITY SERIES | graphite drawings

Created by weaving educational materials provided by park staff with my own notes and observations, these drawings highlight the incredible diversity of flora and fauna that Zion canyon supports.

Snakes of Zion National Park, 18” x 24”, Graphite on paper, 2019   Click here to purchase through Antler Gallery   SPECIES DEPICTED  Desert Striped Whipsnake, Ring-necked Snake, Wandering Gartersnake, Gopher Snake, Great Basin Rattlesnake, California Kingsnake, Groundsnake, Nightsnake, Western Lyresnake, Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake, Smith’s Black-heaeded Snake, Mohave Patch-nosed Snake, Red Racer

Snakes of Zion National Park, 18” x 24”, Graphite on paper, 2019
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SPECIES DEPICTED Desert Striped Whipsnake, Ring-necked Snake, Wandering Gartersnake, Gopher Snake, Great Basin Rattlesnake, California Kingsnake, Groundsnake, Nightsnake, Western Lyresnake, Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake, Smith’s Black-heaeded Snake, Mohave Patch-nosed Snake, Red Racer

Common Songbirds and Butterflies of Zion National Park, 18” x 24”, Graphite on paper, 2019  Sold  SPECIES DEPICTED  Twenty-eight bird species and sixteen butterfly species commonly found in Zion National Park.

Common Songbirds and Butterflies of Zion National Park, 18” x 24”, Graphite on paper, 2019
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SPECIES DEPICTED Twenty-eight bird species and sixteen butterfly species commonly found in Zion National Park.

Common Small Mammals and Wildflowers of Zion National Park, 18” x 24”, Graphite on paper, 2019  Sold  SPECIES DEPICTED  Black Tailed Jackrabbit, Canyon Mouse, Cliff Chipmunk, Desert Cottontail, Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, Rock Squirrel, White-tailed Antelope Squirrel and twenty-three plant species.

Common Small Mammals and Wildflowers of Zion National Park, 18” x 24”, Graphite on paper, 2019
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SPECIES DEPICTED Black Tailed Jackrabbit, Canyon Mouse, Cliff Chipmunk, Desert Cottontail, Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, Rock Squirrel, White-tailed Antelope Squirrel and twenty-three plant species.

On The Brink, 18” x 24”, Graphite on paper, 2019  Sold  SPECIES DEPICTED  Species that were once, or still are at risk within Zion National Park: Mexican Spotted Owlet, Peregrine Falcon, Condor hatchling, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, Mojave Desert Tortoise, Monarch Butterflies, and nine sensitive plant species.

On The Brink, 18” x 24”, Graphite on paper, 2019
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SPECIES DEPICTED Species that were once, or still are at risk within Zion National Park: Mexican Spotted Owlet, Peregrine Falcon, Condor hatchling, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, Mojave Desert Tortoise, Monarch Butterflies, and nine sensitive plant species.

Zion at Night, 18” x 24”, Graphite on paper, 2019   Click here to purchase through Antler Gallery   SPECIES DEPICTED  Species most commonly spotted after dark: Ringtail Cat, Gray Fox, Western Screech Owl, Merriam’s Kangaroo Rat, Western Red Bat (larger bat), Western Pipistrelle (smaller bat), Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion, Five Spotted Hawkmoth, White-lined Sphinx Moth, Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake, wildflowers, clockwise from top right: Tufted EveningPrimrose, Four O’clock, Sacred Datura, Bridge’s Evening Primrose, cactus species was observed and photographed but not definitively identified

Zion at Night, 18” x 24”, Graphite on paper, 2019
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SPECIES DEPICTED Species most commonly spotted after dark: Ringtail Cat, Gray Fox, Western Screech Owl, Merriam’s Kangaroo Rat, Western Red Bat (larger bat), Western Pipistrelle (smaller bat), Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion, Five Spotted Hawkmoth, White-lined Sphinx Moth, Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake, wildflowers, clockwise from top right: Tufted EveningPrimrose, Four O’clock, Sacred Datura, Bridge’s Evening Primrose, cactus species was observed and photographed but not definitively identified


PARK BIODIVERSITY SERIES | color posters

Created by digitally coloring three graphite drawings from my park biodiversity series, these colors were inspired by Zion’s vibrant palette. Posters will be available for purchase through my webstore beginning in July 2019.

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Trail portrait series

During my Artist Residency at Zion National Park, I spent every day hiking. I was fascinated by the way each trail differed from the others, defined by its own unique assemblage of rock, plants, creatures and fungi. The pieces in my “Trail Portrait” series are based on my notes and photographs from my month in Zion, and celebrate the individuality of my favorite trails.

Pa’Rus, 12" x 12", Graphite on paper, 2019 Sold  SPECIES DEPICTED  Gopher Snake, Arizona Sister butterfly, Junco nest, Apholibah Underwing Moth, Large Milkweed Bug, Small Milkweed Bug nymph, Fremont Cottonwood leaves, observed but unidentified wildflowers

Pa’Rus, 12" x 12", Graphite on paper, 2019
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SPECIES DEPICTED Gopher Snake, Arizona Sister butterfly, Junco nest, Apholibah Underwing Moth, Large Milkweed Bug, Small Milkweed Bug nymph, Fremont Cottonwood leaves, observed but unidentified wildflowers

The Watchman, 12" x 12", Graphite on paper, 2019  Click here to purchase through Antler Gallery   SPECIES DEPICTED  White-tailed antelope squirrel, Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Singleleaf Pine, Juniper, Roundleaf Buffaloberry, observed but unidentified lizard and butterflies

The Watchman, 12" x 12", Graphite on paper, 2019
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SPECIES DEPICTED White-tailed antelope squirrel, Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Singleleaf Pine, Juniper, Roundleaf Buffaloberry, observed but unidentified lizard and butterflies

Angel’s Landing, 12" x 12", Graphite on paper, 2019  Click here to purchase through Antler Gallery   SPECIES DEPICTED  Cliff Chipmunk, Edward's Glassy-winged Moth, Giant Desert Centipede, Greenleaf Manzanita, observed but unidentified grasshopper and succulent

Angel’s Landing, 12" x 12", Graphite on paper, 2019
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SPECIES DEPICTED Cliff Chipmunk, Edward's Glassy-winged Moth, Giant Desert Centipede, Greenleaf Manzanita, observed but unidentified grasshopper and succulent

Observation Point, 12" x 12", Graphite on paper, 2019 Sold  SPECIES DEPICTED  Spotted Towhee, Gambel Oak, red flowers (clockwise from top left: Desert Paintbrush, Eastwood’s Paintbrush, Hummingbird Flower, Scarlet Monkeyflower) observed but unidentified lizard

Observation Point, 12" x 12", Graphite on paper, 2019
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SPECIES DEPICTED Spotted Towhee, Gambel Oak, red flowers (clockwise from top left: Desert Paintbrush, Eastwood’s Paintbrush, Hummingbird Flower, Scarlet Monkeyflower) observed but unidentified lizard

Riverside Walk, 12" x 12", Graphite on paper, 2019  Click here to purchase through Antler Gallery   SPECIES DEPICTED  American Dipper, Canyon Tree Frog, Jerusalem Cricket, Maidenhair Fern, Coyote Bush, and a small unidentified gilled mushroom

Riverside Walk, 12" x 12", Graphite on paper, 2019
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SPECIES DEPICTED American Dipper, Canyon Tree Frog, Jerusalem Cricket, Maidenhair Fern, Coyote Bush, and a small unidentified gilled mushroom