Covington Flats Wilderness in Joshua Tree National Park has an abundance of the iconic trees but they are vanishing because of climate change.
Joshua Tree was created by artist Mike DeCesare in 2019. This art piece , which is part of the Landscapes portfolio, is a Photography artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Realism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Landscape. The artwork was created in Digital. The size of the original art is 11 (inches) H x 17 (inches) W.
Words which artist Mike DeCesare feels best describe this work of art are: unique; one of a kind; wilderness; national park; landscape; scenic; rugged terrain; challenging; iconic; in danger; high country; Covington Flats; Southern California; hiking; hike; recreation; off road; climate change.
Photography is my first language. My home is the Pacific Northwest where the rugged, natural beauty and individuality have inspired and shaped my photography.
Contemporary photography describes my work. I favor strong contrasts and colors, from deep black and white images to bright sunlight, dark, green rain forests with streaming light, white water waterfalls and rivers, and delicate but rugged terrain. Many of the images are shot from positions that provide no margin for error in personal safety, and can take hours to reach. My philosophy is to bring the viewer inside the image, to feel the elements from sun to spray to location, to interact with, not merely look at the image, to feel an emotional connection while creating a memory and relationship.
My images tend to result in large landscapes that can take from hours to months to produce. The end result is a fine art, limited edition print that is produced in a few select sizes, and prices, to make it possible for virtually anyone to enjoy in their own personal space.