Nature & Wildlife
Located on the site of the historic Porter property, Tucson Botanical Gardens was recently named one of the top 10 North American Gardens...
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N Alvernon Way Tucson, Arizona 85712
Aug 02-Sep 06
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