The Morrison Formation - a bright red rock sandstone layer is centered in Colorado but uplifted outcrops can be found all over the West.
The gradient beauty shifts hues from peach and burnt oranges to rusty reds and dark crimsons. The saturation of color varies from soft to intense depending on the time of day and the season. The erosion of the sandstone from wind and water has created an ethereal landscape.
In this work, I simulate the water erosion of sandstone by flooding areas of banded paint with a mineral water bath and let that water evaporate over time to leave a stacked color ribbon image that mimics sandstone layer deposits.