The Sonoran Desert has long been my home. When I was a child I played in its
washes and rode horses through its hills. As an adult I have quietly observed
the wildlife around me and come to understand the delicate balance of its
ecosystem. Rattlesnakes, desert tortoises, gila monsters, saguaros - these are
just a few of the diverse species which are all a vital part of our environment.
Yet habitat encroachment threatens the survival of our native species. My art
speaks to the deep concern I have for the creatures of the Sonoran Desert,
as well as flora and fauna of the larger ecosystem.

Image © Ciri Johnson