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Aspen Ridge, NM by Joan Gentry

  • Title: Aspen Ridge, NM
  • Artist: Joan Gentry
  • Medium: Gelatin silver print
  • Size: 18"h x 20"w
  • Creation date: 2004
  • Added to collection: 2019
  • Donor: Gift of Joan Gentry and Bill Rhoades
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: B2/2 Math Division office rm 210H

The sounds of a hot afternoon on a deserted road in New Mexico are mysteriously evoked in this delicate image by Joan Gentry, whose command of subtle tones and shimmering light are unsurpassed. The best of nature photography lies not the spectacular vistas but in the ordinary ones, where the exquisite quality of clear looking makes everything feel new. The rhythm of vertical trunks on the left contrast with the gentle upward slope of the land to the right, making road in between curve into a question.