J. Marie Huston combines her former career in public service with a life-long love of the outdoors to create portraits of nature that help viewers think about her subjects in new and unexpected ways. Her years of working in politics taught her the power of a compelling phrase to inspire change and encourage action. Now, she uses her photographs to tell the compelling story, to garner a deeper appreciation and care for the natural world and to speak for those without a voice.
Her formal education, a BA in psychology from the University of California and a Master’s from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard trained her to see to the heart of a problem and marshal resources and influence to address it.
With rare exceptions for very large sizes, the artist is her own printer. She considers printing an extension of the photographic process and is as meticulous about her final prints as she is every other step in the making of an image.
Eternal, Ephemeral Mojave represents one artist’s experience of being transformed by her ephemerally human experience in an eternal landscape. The Mojave National Preserve is a landscape of extremes, land forms that have been evolving for billions of years, wildflowers that wait100 years to bloom and live mere days.
The Mojave rewards the patient and the reverent, drawing you into natural rhythms that have remained unchanged for tens of thousands of years.