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Navajo Arch, UT by Don Kirby

  • Title: Navajo Arch, UT
  • Artist: Don Kirby
  • Medium: Gelatin silver print
  • Size: 18"h x 20"w
  • Creation date: 1990
  • Added to collection: 2019
  • Donor: Gift of Don Kirby and Bill Rhoades
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: B2/2 Math Division office rm 210H

There is a sensuous, organic abstraction to this work, with its contrast of the polished, shadowy interior of the cave and the scruffy desert landscape, as if the entire image were passing across the retina of some massive, reptilian eye.  The photography of Don Kirby presents the world with extreme clarity as well as with extreme abstraction.