The Rocks Know

This photo was inspired during a walk in Joshua Tree National Park, discussing the millions of years these rocks have already experienced and the millions more to come.

The photo “The Rocks Know” prompts viewers to pause and reflect on the myriad changes the desert rocks have undergone throughout their millions of years of existence. It also encourages contemplation about how these rocks persistently adapt to ongoing and forthcoming transformations, likely enduring for millions of years to come.

Where Two Deserts Meet

The photo is currently on display at the Joshua Tree National Park Association in Yucca Valley as part of the November show “Where Two Deserts Meet”.

Joshua Tree National Park is where the Mojavo and the Colorado Deserts come together and the park is a transition zone between the two. Joshua Trees are native to the higher and cooler Mojave Desert. You’ll find creosote bush scrub, ocotillo, desert saltbush, and cholla cacti in the eastern part of the park, the Colorado Desert.

This photo was taken somewhere in the center of the transition zone and is truly a point where the two deserts meet.


The exhibition “Where Two Deserts Meet” runs until December 10, 2023 at the Yucca Valley Visitor Center of the Joshua Tree National Park Association (JTNPA West), 55922 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284. The victor center is open Fridays through Sundays, 8.30am-4.30pm. During the high season the visitor will be open daily.

Prints available for purchase

One larger (19×23) framed art print is currently on display and for purchase at JTNPA West.

Smaller prints are available in my online shop.

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