My 2008 position as artist-in-residence at Petrified Forest National Park was an incredible experience in so many ways. I had terrific monsoon-season lightning and clouds, amazing access to the park and it's resources, wonderful support from the folks in the Park Service, and badlands. I fell in love with the amazing variety of textures and forms that these strange colorful formations appear in. This is a nice group of patterns in the Blue Mesa area. And I love how difficult this image is to even make sense of, I'd imagine there are few clues left as to the scale of this scene.