Drawn to the colors of the desert and the performance of light across it, I began doing color landscapes in the Southwest in 1986. Unlike land in the Northeast, with its abundant foliage and dense housing, land in the Southwestern desert is open, with vegetation sparse. It evokes the basic elements I am drawn to, human form and water, even when they are not present. The colors of sandstone are variants of flesh tones and the land’s uncovered form and sensuous contours, shaped by water, seem almost animate. Sometimes photographing the land is like making studies for my nudes.

“ ...formations of sandstone are photographed as intimately
as if they were living creatures...”

                          - Julie Lasky, Print Magazine, Sept/Oct. 1991