Airstream and Sierra Nevadas

You Win Los Angeles

Owens Valley, Keeler, CA. It took me a minute to realize I was standing in the middle of a political art installation, prompted, apparently, by decades old venom directed at the Los Angeles Department of Water. A grassy expanse rolled out ahead of us, the snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains spectacular in the background. Fair weather…

Amargosa Hotel Sign

Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You

Amargosa Opera House Hotel, Death Valley Junction, CA. I wasn’t prepared for the noose hanging in the abandoned room, the peacock fan headboard with the strange glow, the untraceable bridal reflections in the swinging kitchen doors, and unwelcoming feel. It was the cold of an influenza winter from the perspective of the survivors, clinging to…