This lovely cactus can be found most commonly in the deserts of the American Southwest - in
this case, the Mohave desert in Southeastern Nevada. It's one of about a dozen species of
the Prickly Pear family. During our Spring visit they were just about to explode into blossom.
All artists - painters, photographers, sculptors, poets - seek to share their interpretation of the world
on a canvas of their choice. The galleries of photographs on this website are an invitation into my
personal work. My most recent body of work can be found in the "American Southwest" gallery.
When my son and daughter-in-law moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, I was tagged with the respon-
sibility of hauling their possessions cross-country in a U-Haul van. Rolling through the barren
landscape of the Southwest my image of the desert as a wasteland began to evolve. There is
a stark beauty in the solitude; nothing is excess - nothing is wasted. I recalled a quote from the
French novelist Balzac: "In the desert there is everything and there is nothing".
I find more things to see every time I visit.