Granite Ghosts #10
(dimensions: 30" x 22")
"Granite Ghosts" is a body of work I created as a conceptual embodiment of Cochise Stronghold in Southern Arizona. I began this series while living out of a tent for three weeks in Cochise. Although climbing was the conduit in which I experience this magical place, this series is not about climbing. With this series I tried to capture the internal experience created by a sense of place and influence by the unique geology and ecology. Situated in the wild Dragoon Mountains of Southeastern Arizona, Cochise Stronghold's infinite granite domes and buttresses, rolling hills, unmatched sunsets and rises, and unique ecology create a dreamlike setting. To this day, Cochise remains not only of my favorite climbing destinations, but also one of the most powerful and influential landscapes in my life.