This project is the result of a five-month residency as the Bears Ears Artist in Residence, sponsored by Utah Diné Bikéyah.
Utah Diné Bikéyah is a nonprofit with a mission to: “Preserve and protect the cultural and natural resources of ancestral Native American lands to benefit and bring healing to people and the Earth.” I express gratitude to them, both the board and staff, for their support and trust as I took on this task. It was a deep privilege to learn from them all.
Special thanks to The Consortium for Dark Sky Studies for additional financial support of this project. Their dedication to the “disappearing dark,” especially in the Bear Ears area where the Milky Way still shines, is essential.
My housing in Bluff was graciously provided by Design Build Bluff and I cannot thank them enough for gifting me 'home.'