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Death Valley series; Caroline Kelley
Charcoal, pencil and graphite on paper
22.9 x 30.5 cm (each)
2009
Death Valley series; Caroline Kelley
Pencil and graphite on paper
56 x 76 cm
2009
Death Valley series; Caroline Kelley
Charcoal and pencil on paper
56 x 76 cm
2009
Death Valley series; Caroline Kelley
Charcoal, pencil and graphite on paper
22.9 x 30.5 (each)
2009
Death Valley series; Caroline Kelley
Pencil and graphite on paper
56 x 76 cm
2009
Death Valley series; Caroline Kelley
Pencil and graphite on paper
56 x 76 cm
2009
Death Valley series; Caroline Kelley
Ink and pencil on paper
25.5 x 25.5 cm (each)
2009
Death Valley series; Caroline Kelley
Pencil and graphite on paper
76 x 112 cm
2009
Death Valley series; Caroline Kelley
Charcoal on paper
56 x 76 cm (one on far right) 28 x 35.5 cm (four others)
2009
Death Valley
Pencil and graphite on paper
56 x 76 cm (each)
2009
Death Valley series; Caroline Kelley
Charcoal, pencil and graphite on paper
22.9 x 30.5 cm (each)
2009

Death Valley began as a piece of life-writing - a personal diary of a road trip through the California desert - and was developed into a series of drawings, stories and lecture-performances at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2009. The drawings represent a collage of found photos of the Valley – from different time periods and taken by different people, namely Ansel Adams, as well as myself – producing a magical-realism effect, complementing the form of the story.

Death Valley was realized during The Wanderer Thematic Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts and partially supported by the Cliff Lede Family Charitable Foundation. The work was exhibited to the public in my studio at the end of the residency period.