Gila : : Trinity

May 3, 2024

Here is a question: Which place has created more security for the American people, Trinity or the Gila Wilderness?….both cannot be the future. Nuclear weapons and wilderness write two different endings for Homo Sapiens. Whatever answer is given to this question exposes who we are and what kind of...

Ineffable Codex

March 27, 2018

I have worked for almost 10 years on Ineffable Codex. The images are rooted in the Grassland Photographs I made of the Chihuahuan Desert for the book “Trinity” I did with Charles Bowden. The project started in earnest in 2008 when I was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. My work...

480 Plates

March 19, 2018

First installed in an exhibit in the Lannan Foundation Gallery, Berman’s seminal work, 480 Plates, is an ode to the desert that lies along the U.S. and Mexico border. Each of the 480 images is a fine silver print mounted on a 5 1/2 inch square of aluminum, cut and filed...

Decomposites

March 1, 2018

I am sitting at my desk right now  … looking at aluminum. The impetus for the plates comes from the mixed media and installation work I have done over the years, and an effort to move beyond the tyranny of the perfect silver or now digital print. I wanted...