Deserted: Joshua Tree National Park
Deserted: Joshua Tree National Park
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Deserted: Joshua Tree National Park

2016
An interpretation of Joshua Tree National Park where it is eternally sunset.
An interpretation of Joshua Tree National Park where it is eternally sunset.
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Giant branching yuccas, commonly known as Joshua Trees, inhabit the sandy plains of the magnificent Joshua Tree National Park, which is sandwiched between the Mojave and Colorado desert systems.

The landscape in the artwork is also studded with massive granite monoliths and rock piles. These fascinating and photogenic geological phenomena create a surreal landscape in which unexpected events, wildlife and weather conditions respond to the playful touch of the viewer.

"The artworks I create are very much a look and a response and sometimes a very romanticised, if not idealised, depiction of the experience I had. If you take, for example, the Deserted artwork, I have these very fond memories of when I was in the United States studying and travelling. For a long time I’d been road tripping around with my camera, documenting the things I’d found. I’ve always been drawn to the beauty of the environment and nature but the memories I have, or the memories I’ve formed from these encounters, tend to become distorted or surreal, sometimes accidentally, sometimes deliberately. There’s this kind of cross-pollination between what is real and the things I’ve been looking at in popular culture. Maybe it’s films that end up being associated with the places I’ve visited and it’s the storytelling’s fault." - Dominic Harris

Extract from interview with Dominic Harris by Simon Quintero.

Year:

2016

Edition:

Edition of 8 + 2 Artist Proofs + 2 Museum Proofs

Materials:

Code, electronics, computer, 4K touch display, metal

Details:

Dimensions in MM:

65 inch version:
860 (W) x 1485 (H) x 203 (D) mm

86 inch version:
1170 (W) x 2000 (H) x 173 (D) mm

Dimensions in INCHES:

65 inch version:
33.8 (W) x 58.5 (H) x 8 (D) inches

86 inch version:
44.1 (W) x 78.7 (H) x 6.8 (D) inches