From the Shadows chapter introduction:

"I have always felt there was something special about canyons that there was something unique and magical about being inside the landscape. Canyons seemed more intimate and personal than other landscapes, and because of that I would spend time there contemplating the environment. Watching and listening to the world around me rather than just moving through it. Eventually, this would lead to the process of reflection and discovery that evolved into this project. However, in the beginning it started with curiosity and a desire to connect myself with travellers and artists who went on a journey that I can only imagine. At a time when North America was mostly wilderness."

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