Maria Arango Las Vegas, Nevada USA
'They let you in'
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Las Vegas, Nevada USA
They let you in
PaperDim: 10" x 10"
ImageDim: 8.5" x 8.5"
Block: Cherrywood key block, cork color blocks
Ink: Oil based Graphic Chemical
Paper: Stonehenge Cream
Comment: While hiking in nearby Valley of Fire I enjoy exploring the hundreds of small canyons that harbor a myriad of secret hiding places. They let you in and allow you to explore snake and coyote tracks, enjoy the occasional year-round spring, lay down on a well packed burro grass bed...
Sometimes they even lead you to the rare 'tinaja' a pool of clear spring water that allows you to watch shy desert wildlife come and go. Sometimes, though, they don't let you out and lead you to an impassable dead end with unsurmountable cliffs all around. Nothing sinister about it, although always surprising to be 'caught' in a delightful desert trap.