The Sonoran Saturated project grew from my relationship to the land. I began intuitively photographing the desert and found that most of my images were connected to water. From there my work evolved. An ever present idea of nature taking over man made artifacts initiated the photographing of riparian and wetland areas within the city of Phoenix. I found a complex relationship between nature and man; a struggle between preserving natural habitats and the development of the city in and around them.
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