Purple Passion

Story of the ImageI’m always amazed at what grows in the cracks in the desert. Like these lovely wildflowers on Highway 89 in Utah. It’s incredible to see them thriving in such a hostile environment—little organic monuments to the power of grit, resiliency, and tenacity.

This “view portal” that frames the image is a photograph of the ornate rim from the headlight of 1963 Chrysler Turbine automobile. I digitally removed the glass and use the rim to frame still life compositions and landscape scenes. The projections resemble the tick marks on an analog clock or meter and provide graphic tension with whatever subject I’m spotlighting in the headlamp.

Printed on specially-coated aluminum, ready to hang. No frame required.