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Lois Conner

Santa Cruz, California
1983
platinum-palladium print
6 7/8 x 16 15/16 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase

Familiar rocks and surf comprise an image Conner made on a visit to Santa Cruz, California. The rocky masses represent stability against the constantly pounding surf. Conner uses a large format camera to make her platinum prints and then prints directly from the contact sheet, allowing a greater richness of detail to emerge.