San Rafael Desert, October 2018

 san rafael desert

A short solo trip to Butch Cassidy’s side canyon along the Dirty Devil River in October 2017.

While I was walking through one of the canyon’s forks, I saw spectacular cross bedding high atop the canyon walls. The texture of the the bedding reminded me of the belly of a whale. I revisited this idea in fall 2018 with the illustration, “Cassidy’s Humpback.”