LATITUDE: 30°27'41"N / LONGITUDE: 34°58'40"E, November 14, 2011. Bedouin encampment beside a seasonal stream in the Aravah desert mountains leading to the Ramon Crater. In this arid zone, Bedouin herders search for areas near seasonal waterways in order to tap into the yearly rainfall, which allows for the growth of vegetation for their herds to graze. The geological alluvium is a loose, unconsolidated soil or sediment that has been eroded, reshaped by water, and re-deposited in a non-marine setting. The larger particles of sand and gravel here are comprised largely of flint., from the series Desert Bloom Artist: Fazal Sheikh (American, born 1965)


Pigmented inkjet print


image: 15 9/16 × 23 7/16 in. (39.5 × 59.5 cm)
sheet: 20 1/16 × 27 15/16 in. (51 × 71 cm)
framed: 21 7/16 × 29 5/16 in. (54.5 × 74.5 cm)

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Purchased with a gift from Jane P. Watkins, M.P.H. 1979

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20th century


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Purchased from the artist, Zürich, Switzerland, 2011- 2020; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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inkjet prints, landscapes (representations), pigment prints



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