I’ll Follow the Sun

Aug 02-Sep 06

  • Hours7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily

I’ll Follow the Sun

The Photography of Shelley Lawrence Kirkwood

This collection of work looks closely at bits of debris and foraged plants
from the Sonoran Desert and the forests and meadows of western
Massachusetts — two distinct landscapes photographer Shelley Kirkwood
has inhabited for most of her life.

“I’m interested in viewing the natural world at close range,
removed from its original context. In isolation, cycles of growth
and decay become more apparent, revealing the singular grace
of each form, and the particular environment from which
it emerged.” – Shelley Kirkwood

Though the objects photographed are diminutive, their scale
has been dramatically enhanced to suggest their echoes within a larger
system, as well as their monumental significance in her own history.
Dividing most of her adult life between Tucson, Arizona and New
England, Shelley Kirkwood earned her Master of Fine Arts in photography
from the University of Arizona. Her work has been exhibited in galleries
throughout the United States

  • Location Tucson Botanical Gardens
  • 2150 N Alvernon Way
  • Tucson, Arizona 85712

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