The Serpentine Shadow
The major stop on the photo field trip last week was the Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Art. I had heard of this place but had never been there. I will likely be showing several shots from there over the next few days.
Noah Purifoy was an African American artist originally from Alabama, but who practiced his art for years in Los Angeles. When he was 60 he moved to the Mojave Desert, near Joshua Tree National Park, and over the next 23 years, until the time of his death in 2004, constructed all manner of large installations and assemblages over a 10 acre area. The area has been maintained, and although some of the fabric and other materials are showing wear over time, there are a lot of interesting things to see and shoot. This one was one of my favorites, made of metal plates, forming a serpentine shape. I especially liked the views showing the shadow.