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Sacred Space:   Man and the Divine in Mexico, Guatemala and Southwestern United States                                                              Carolyn Brown Photographer

 

Sacred Spacephotographs seek to transport viewers through 4,000 years of cultural

history, from towering snow-covered mountains and mystical ceremonial sites of the pre-Hispanic world, to peaceful village churches and grand cathedrals of the New World.  The richness of sacred tradition belonging to the diverse cultures of Mexico and Guatemala came together to create a wholly new cultural tradition and spirituality, as we know it today.

 

As the photographer, the experience of photographing this body of work has been life-changing.  Steeped in rich history that often reflects the patina of unbroken use through many centuries, these photographs of sweeping landscapes and small places of devotion depict as honestly as possible, the fascinating sacredness of these historic lands.

 

I began photographing places of historical and cultural significance while living in Egypt during the early 1970’s.  When I moved back to the United States, I often traveled to the Middle East to continue work.  However I longed for a project of equal significance closer to home. Sacred Spacewas to become my all-absorbing project—to study, photograph and love—with many locations within a day’s drive from my home in Texas.

 

Although this body of work was grandly exhibited in 2000 with over 200 mural-sized images (some enlarged up to 30 feet), additions are never-ending. The archive presently consists of over 3,000 unique images. 

CAROLYN BROWN PHOTOGRAPHER
BOW LAKE REFLECTION
BOW LAKE REFLECTION
MAROON BELLS REFLECTION
MAROON BELLS REFLECTION
WATER TREES
WATER TREES
PATHWAY AT LOST MAPLES
PATHWAY AT LOST MAPLES
BLUEBONNET ROAD
BLUEBONNET ROAD
MOSS VIEW BRIGHT
MOSS VIEW BRIGHT
MOSS VIEW BRIGHT
MOSS VIEW BRIGHT
MOSS VIEW DARK
MOSS VIEW DARK
CADDO FALL
CADDO FALL
CADDO RED
CADDO RED
BLUEBONNET FENCE
BLUEBONNET FENCE
TEXAS DESERT
TEXAS DESERT
GUADALUPE TREE
GUADALUPE TREE
CYPRESS KNEES
CYPRESS KNEES
BRYCE CANYON TREE
BRYCE CANYON TREE
GUADALUPE TREE
GUADALUPE TREE
SAGUARO CACTUS
SAGUARO CACTUS
OLD TREE LOST MAPLES
OLD TREE LOST MAPLES
BROKEN HOUSE
BROKEN HOUSE
TAMUL WATERFALL
TAMUL WATERFALL
CHIAPAS WATERFAL
CHIAPAS WATERFAL
PINK HORIZON
PINK HORIZON
BLUE HORIZON
BLUE HORIZON
SEA SUNSET
SEA SUNSET
HILL COUNTRY DEER
HILL COUNTRY DEER
SAND AND SEA
SAND AND SEA
LOST MAPLES
LOST MAPLES
LONGHORNS BLUE BONNETS
LONGHORNS BLUE BONNETS
MIDDLE TREE
MIDDLE TREE
SAND DUNES TEXAS
SAND DUNES TEXAS
SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO
SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO
CASTLEROCK, UTAH
CASTLEROCK, UTAH
FENCE AND BLUEBONNETS
FENCE AND BLUEBONNETS
RED, BLUE, YELLOW FLOWER COLOR
RED, BLUE, YELLOW FLOWER COLOR
TINY WATERFALL
TINY WATERFALL
FLOATING FEATHER
FLOATING FEATHER
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