Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Portrait of the West

Big sky, endless horizon, steep canyons, arid landscape, these are just a few of the expressions that typify the unique nature of western America. In the west, the landscape Seems to shape its inhabitants. They become part of its iconic vista.
Mark Lisk will be exhibiting, 75 Black and White photographs from a recent collection, “Portrait of the West”, at the Lisk Gallery. This exhibit mixes the impassioned landscape you have come to know in Marks work with the unique complexion of the America Cowboy.

Join us on March 4th, 2010 for a glimpse at the true west. First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Boise, at the Lisk Gallery, 850 main street.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ground Hog Day

There are no shadows at the Roswell Marsh on this Ground hog day. Looks like six more weeks of the somber contrast that accompanies winter light.

Long tall grasses blow in the cold winter wind at the Roswell marsh near the Idaho-Oregon border. Much of this wild landscape is overlooked. Too wet and alkaline for farming, it is able to stand on its own as a natural wetland and habitat for a wide variety of birds and waterfowl. Don't be to eagar to photograph the coming of spring, take advantage of this fleeting, and unique opportunity before the winter is gone.