I could look at images of the desert for days, and this photo of Palm Springs by Melissa Gidney is no different. The mountain line is a vivid memory from my childhood. This image in particular conjures up a heap of other memories, as well: exploring the desert trails, watching the night sky with my brother.
This image has all of the elements I look for and enjoy in art. It reminds me of something, and it gives me something–a new memory, a new visual, something that lightens the spirit and encourages the mind to wander a bit. As the inimitable Liz Lemon says, ‘I want to go there.’
Sarah Dohm is Design Manager at Farmboy Fine Arts.