Into the Sahara (2011), by Roberta Holden, presents a rich sensory journey through impressionistic landscapes and intimate lived spaces of the Moroccan desert. The work explores a deeply subjective and experiential relation to place. Motion blurs distinctions between moonlit nights and hallucinations induced by a torturous mid-day sun. Graininess and fluidity position the world on the verge of transformation, dunes of sand awaiting the next windstorm to be shifted and re-sculpted in time and space.
Limited edition of 5, 18”x24” C-prints on canvas, lightly varnished with grains of sand from the Sahara desert. No post-processing is involved (all effects are the natural result of low light).