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Kenda North

Untitled--Flowering Yucca, from the series Marks on the Landscape
dye transfer print
14 1/8 x 17 5/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase

The title for this series, Marks on the Landscape, comes from Reyner Banham’s book American Deserta. It inspired Kenda North’s interest in the subtle forms and colors presented by the natural landscape. She crops her image and uses light and color to highlight the plant’s intricate designs.