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Changing Woman: Earth and Time

Sandy Lopez-Isnardi's avatar Sandy Lopez-Isnardi

The landscape of northern New Mexico, namely Abiquiu and Santa Fe, represent a diverse culture enveloped in a robust, open landscape, with lush colors created through the magnificent endless skies lit by the sun like a fresnel lens spot light. The clouds are full and plush with a full palette of colors that contrast against the plains, ceros and desert landscape. The landscape waits for the rain and every hour brings forth a spectacular visual experience. Cerro Pedernal, one of the most predominant landmarks in Abiquiu, was often painted by Georgia O’Keeffe. It is said that she believed if she painted Cerro Pedernal enough times, God would let her have it. This idea touched me while I was at Ghost Ranch creating this series, which represents only a fraction of the final prints. I photographed in O’Keeffe’s backyard, looking for the lavender hills, cedar tree from 1938, and other landmarks that are easily visible from Ghost Ranch. Having a book of her paintings with me in the hot sun as

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: 28 inches
  • Year created: 2008
  • Height: 38 inches