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There is an importance of escape for the artist; stepping outside of the studio provides contrast and inspiration, loosing yourself to wonder.  Marylin Monroe once said:

"A career is born in public, talent in privacy."

Like periodical solitude, escape from the "everyday" is essential to producing quality bodies of work and finding meaning in what we do.

I've made escape a habit - it is a part of my life routine.  I find that opportunities for escape are all around me; and I readily take advantage of those opportunities.  Desolate lancsapes are most enduring to me and I often escape to the desert.  I find these environments - where life seems to barely hang on - silence my minds chatter, allowing my most creative ideas to form freely.


photography: cj vegas

location: joshua tree national park

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