Lisa Sette Gallery is pleased to present new color saguaro photographs printed on Japanese tissue paper by Mark Klett.
Color Saguaros, 2020
inkjet prints on Japanese tissue paper
Image size: 10” x 7.5″
Paper size: 10.75” x 8.25″
Edition of 20 each image
Individual prints: $800 each
Grouping of 12: $8,500 plus $250 for custom metal box
Grouping of 24: $17,500 including custom metal box
Please call: (480) 990 – 7342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions – we look forward to hearing from you.
“The saguaro cactus is the icon of the Sonoran Desert…Individual cactus may grow as tall as 40 ft and live 200+ years. For centuries desert people have considered saguaros to be the souls of lost ancestors. Their longevity marks time on a larger than human scale.” – Mark Klett
The photographs of Mark Klett are consummate depictions of the untamable, immeasurable Western horizon as it intersects with our human experience of light, landscapes, and time. For four decades Klett has documented the demanding environments and idiosyncrasies of life in the Southwest.
Although the saguaro is seen as an emblem for the Southwest, it is truly a unique species confined to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, Sonora, Mexico, and part of California. The hardy saguaro soaks up water and stores it to consume slowly, especially in times of drought – with a sense of survival and human-like ingenuity engrained within its spines.
“Sometime around 1987 I started a series of saguaro portraits. I would find a cactus and walk around it, examining all sides. The series was originally given the name Desert Citizens and the images were captured using black and white film. I expanded the series in 2012 to take advantage of the color range made possible by a large format digital sensor. These saguaros were selected from photographs made in 2020 and then printed onto handmade Japanese papers to emphasize the delicate light of their desert home.” -Mark Klett