The desert is a great escape in times of chaos. Cacti are a particular favorite of mine. There are so many patterns and textures to be found among the thorns. Photography is a tool that I can use to force myself to slowdown and take my mind off the nonsense going on around me. Without slowing down, so much of what I love to photograph would never even be seen.
Here are some of my favorite conversations and moments that I had with guests to my booth over the 3 day show. Guest: What's your background, is it scientific? Me: I have a Bachelor's in Studio Art with a Minor in Ecology. Guest: I knew you had some kind of a science background! Me: This is one of the best things you could have said to me right now!