11/25/2013 03:41 pm ET Updated Nov 25, 2013

Mary Anne Kluth on the ImageBlog

“The granite ridge rises very abruptly from the valley, its crest worn into the most fantastic forms—pinnacles, minarets, battlements, domes, and peaks. Some of these rise perhaps three thousand feet above the valley.”
27 x 35 inches
hand cut archival inkjet collage on Hahnemuhle paper
A hand cut collage image made entirely out of digital photos of theme park landscapes to match the description, taken from Up and Down California in 1860-1864: the journal of William H. Brewer, edited by Francis P. Farquhar, 4th Ed., which is used as a title. The composition is also based on Asher Brown Durand’s God’s Judgment Upon Gog, (1851).