I had the privilege of being an Artist-In-Residence for Lassen Volcanic National Park in North California. I lived and worked in the park for two weeks in July. As with my previous National Park residency, I focused on creating regional animal inspired masks. Lassen has a particularly unique landscape: it boasts all four types of volcanos. I was able to photograph and model my masks on a plug dome, composite, shield, and cinder cone volcano. There may be no other place in the world where I could have done that in a relatively short period of time. I also enjoyed photographing the masks on snow drifts, frozen lakes, lava tube caves, and deep blue lakes. You can follow all of my modeled masks on my Instagram account.
My work is currently on display at The SE Center for Photography for a group show entitled Beyond The Selfie. The show focuses on unique self-portraits. I was able to attend the opening at the Greenville, South Carolina gallery. The show will be open through the end of March 2017.
DATELINE is a contemporary art gallery located in the River North (RiNo) art district in Denver, Colorado. Here are some (long overdue) photos of the DATELINE 012 show opening. Curated by Cassandra Heiser of the Museum of Contemporary Art. The show opened in April 2015. All photos by Zack Davis.