OH, LOVELY DESERT, I WORRY ABOUT YOU
Commissioned by the San Diego International Airport, "Oh, Lovely Desert (I Worry About You)” Is a 144 x 6ft mural of the Anza Borrego Desert captured through infrared photography. The sensor of the camera was hacked of the full spectrum technology and reduced to only infrared capabilities, which is invisible to our visual senses. Through the use of infrared, specifics of the land become hyper visualized. The chlorophyll of plants and cactus, and other unique elements of the desert become more similar than dissimilar. The subtraction of “green” is supplanted with pinks and hues of purple to draw attention to the land in ways in which we cannot visualize infrared in daily experiences through our own landscape.
Erected in March, 2019, this mural will remain in the public sphere for one year. Below are sections of the mural.