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Carved by Time (9 photos)

Carved by Time (9 photos)

 All Photos © Jake Rajs, Courtesy of The Monacelli Press. This image: Havasupai Indian Reservation in Arizona.

Jake Rajs’ recently published book, Carved by Time, captures the magnificence of the the southwestern landscape. ” There’s no place like the Desert Southwest. It’s a land of parched canyons, bleached solitudes, and bulwarks of intoxicating rock,” Hampton Sides writes in the book’s introduction. “It’s the country made famous by Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and Georgia O’Keeffe, a queer world of upheaval and stark finality cooked in an unforgiving forge. The scale of its dwarfs human beings, not only spatially  but also chronologically, suggesting chasms of time that mock our relevance in the story of creation.”

 Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona.

Lost Lake, Gunnison National Forest, Colorado.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado.

 Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico.

Havasupai Indian Reservation, Havasu Canyon, Grand Canyon, Arizona.

 Saguaro National Park, Arizona

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.

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    I found a place that was mysterious, different, true to myself as a person, some deep truth that touched my core. was so powerful that it has guided me through forty years of my artistic life.

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