Flight of the condor 

Artist Statement 

 The Andes of South America is a rural and rugged environment. Therefore the communities and family groups are stronger and more connected. The people here have a delicate and deeply personal relationship with their surrounding environment and have learned through generations to respect and live off of the land. They believe the condor, a large black bird living high in the andes mountains symbolizes their connection to the upper world and higher powers. The condor as a symbol of Peruvian spirituality and connection from the heaven to the earth is demonstrated through these images as a metaphor. This series explores concepts of community, spiritual landscapes and the environmental effects of tourism on developing communities.