Desert art to raise awareness of fragile landscape

  • Desert art to raise awareness of fragile landscape

Desert art to raise awareness of fragile landscape

Scott Copeland, a Lander based-photographer, started exploring the Red Desert last spring by chance. He’d driven by the edge of the Red Desert and wasn’t impressed by the endless sagebrush. When he finally ventured into the desert, what he saw brought him back on four more separate trips.

Kelsey Dayton

Kelsey Dayton

He saw a kaleidoscope of colors: reds, oranges and muted pastels. Sudden signs of life, like a migratory bird oasis suddenly appearing in the desert. And a landscape unlike anything he’d seen or photographed.

On one trip he captured images of the iconic Boar’s Tusk that juts suddenly out of the landscape. He was driving home, when in the distance he

Article source: http://wyofile.com/2012/12/18859/

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