October 30, 2017


By Ruby Pluhar
Muley Point, Bears Ears National Monument, UT
October 3, 2017




Muley Point has a magical feeling to a place I have never experienced before, it is as if you are floating between two realms of earth and sky. I began noticing the various formations of lichen growing all over the rocks and how these varied in size, colour and pattern. I decided to make a series of lichen portraits, personifying each individual on land arts with a image of lichen I had selected that I felt resembled them, pairing them together like so. I began paying attention to different times of the day and how different lights reflected different individuals to me. I feel you can tell a lot about character by colour and texture and that the landscape equally reflects us as we reflect them.

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