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Allison Crouse's Salt River

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Allison Crouse 

Medium: Digital Photography 

My panorama is made up of about 15 images of the Salt River. I was very fortunate to see the wild horses that morning. I was trying to capture the serenity of the river in the early morning. It is such a calm and yet wild place (top image). I also wanted to show that over time it has become a place for tourism and recreation which has somewhat destroyed the beauty of it.

That is why I added the people tubing down the river, disrupting this scene (bottom image). There is trash all over the bank and even where the horses are feeding there are bottles and trash in the water, which was not added in photoshop, the trash is actually there.

I personally love to kayak the river and feel that it brings me peace and tranquility. It is so sad to see how people can take a place that once gave us the feel of the wild west and turn it into a place to party.

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?

98: William LeGoullon's Table

96. 

Kyle DeWitt's Tempe Center for the Arts

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

43. 

Jill Johnson's Downtown Is ...

39. 

Sebastien Millon's "Phoenix. It's Fabulous."

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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