In the Land of Earthborn Spirits (2009 – 2011)

Twenty miles east of Laramie, WY is a place called Vedauwoo, a Precambric wrinkle in the earth where, over the millennia, natural forces sculpted a rocky oasis.  Its name comes from the Arapaho word for “earthborn” – bito’o’wu. Today it is a favored rock climbing destination.

Every two years, the University of Wyoming Dance program presents a vertial dance performance on the flat rises of grantie at Vedauwoo. The opportunity to photograph during rehearsals led to this series. I approached this work as a consideration of exploring  metaphors for the spiritual made manifest in light and shadow, scale and human presence.

Technical information

Images were captured digital with a Canon 5D, 24 – 105mm lens, processed in Photoshop and printed with archival pigment prints on professional photography paper. Image size is 4 x 6 inches.

In the Land of Earthborn Spirits

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