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Living Desert: Book Signing and Lecture

Date: Friday, March 15, 2013

Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Instructor: Dana Buckley

Location: Blaksley Library

Members: Living Desert @ $15.00
Non Members: Living Desert @ $25.00
Volunteers: Living Desert @ $10.00

The Garden welcomes Dana Buckley, an award-winning New York photographer, to celebrate the release of her second fine art photography book, Dana Buckley: Living Desert. Dana has traveled to some of the nation’s most undiscovered terrain and captured plant life thriving in highly rugged conditions, including cactuses, agaves, aloes, and other shrubs. A great deal of the plant life in Dana’s book was captured in California, including Santa Barbara, Palm Desert and Yucca Valley.

Photographs from Living Desert by Dana Buckley“To me, the dryness of the desert has a certain resonance with the cement and stone of New York City, while the desert’s mountain backdrop is reminiscent of the jagged skyline,” says Buckley of the desert that offers both a comparison and contrast to the starkness of urban life. “This experience required a new kind of patience; rather than trying to alter the environment to get the shot I wanted, I yielded to its might and majesty,” said Buckley. 

 Books will be available for purchase in the SBBG Garden Shop, and wine and cheese will be served.