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Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek's Arc of Departure

Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek's Arc of Departure
Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek

Artists: Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek 

Medium: Photogenic Drawing

James (Hajicek) and I are probably the only Arizonians that pray for 115 plus degree weather. We only make photogenic drawings on the hottest days of the year. The combination of heat and cloudless skies produce some of the most spectacular colors.

Our process is simple-take fresh botanicals, coat paper with a solution of salt and silver, place the botanical in contact with the paper, place glass over it and expose the light sensitive paper in the direct sun for 4 to 24 hours. The plant makes an image of itself, no camera or film needed.

The countdown to  Best of Phoenix  continues!  Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix.   No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?


Imagine PHX, so far: 

100: Steven Revering's Westward Ho

99: Jon Ashcroft's Suspended in Geography

98:  William LeGoullon's Table

97.  Jason Hill's Phoenix Financial Center

89. Arnold Guerrero's Camelback Mountain

88. Sean Deckert's Ginae vs. the 12th Street Gang

87. Pete Petrisko's Admiral of Phoenix

86. Quincy Ross' Lone Skyscraper

85. Andrew Armstrong's Illustrated Cityscape

84. Thomas Schultz's Phoenix Artifact

83. Adrian Lesoing's N. Evergreen

82. Suzanne Falk's Kon Tiki Hotel

81. Lindz Lew's Bon Voyeur

80. Kevin Patterson's Phoenix Swamp Beast

79. Ramy Sidarous' Three Windows

78. Will Mejia's Orpheum Theatre

77. Steve Weiss' Portrait of Louis Lee

76. Larry Willis' Apparition on East McDowell

75. Claire Warden's Untitled No. 3

74. Randy Zucker's Dancing Saguaro

73. Robert Brandan Martinez's Medical Cannabis Tax Stamp

72. Edward Jensen's Phoenix Financial Center

70. Mark Dudlik's Phoenix Rebound

66. Eric Iwersen's The Saguaros Have Been Here the Longest



And, hey! It's lunch time. Check out Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes for some foodie inspiration. 

Have a suggestion for a Phoenix icon by a local creative? Leave it in the comments section or email Claire.Lawton@newtimes.com





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