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California Landmarks: A Collection of Landscapes by Latitude is an album of sites with cell towers camouflaged as trees. They are photographed with a cell phone through a tourist’s eye; a tour in GPS order. It is inspired by the history of the transcontinental railroad and the transformation of the American west, and the documentation by early photographers, as described in the exhibition and catalog, Crossing the Frontier: Photographs of the Developing West, by Sandra S. Philllips, SFMOMA. It’s a view of our contemporary environment with a future nostalgia. Created and printed by Mary V. Marsh at Kala Art Institute, with much help from Tony Bellaver. The Vandyke photogram covers are made from “branches” collected at the sites.
Photopolymer intaglio, Cloister Old type, watercolor on Rives BFK. Foil stamp title on Cialux bookcloth spine. Drumleaf binding. Vandyke photogram covers. 8” x 11” x 5/8” 22 pages