CHRISTOPHER BURKETT'S COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS achieve a dignity all but vanished in this digital age. His prints convey the natural world through a sense of craftsmanship and technical mastery that, like the inspiration for their creation, can only be called spiritual. “For me, the highest function...

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHYER CURTIS SPEER knows something about transformation. In the years since his still lifes have gained the approbation of collectors and critics, Speer has undergone a revolutionary metamorphosis, from abuse survivor to accomplished artist, and today can lay claim to a rewarding present...

[caption id="attachment_18409" align="alignright" width="376"] Talasnik at work on The Hive, which expresses both architecture and sculpture.[/caption] LAST SEASON, THE TIPPET RISE ART CENTER finished its year with an extravaganza encompassing spectacle, performance, and fire. Sculptor Stephen Talasnik, creator of permanent land art installations at the Fishtail,...

IT WAS 1980 WHEN JIM DAGER FIRST saw Heart Mountain while traveling through Cody, Wyoming, on his way to Billings, Montana. Driving past Cody’s most distinctive landmark, he was so taken with the beauty and ruggedness of the mountain that he actually stopped by the...

IT'S EASY TO GRAPS WH A HOUSE ON A BLUFF OVERLOOKING downtown Reno, Nevada, has come to be called Shapeshifter. Depending on your vantage point, the 5,900-square-foot home — an irregular yet somehow organic-seeming assemblage of jutting standing-seam roofs, cast-in-place concrete walls, and sweeping but...

WILDLIFE ARTIST CARRIE WILD HAS SPENT thousands of hours outdoors, tracking, viewing, and photoraphing wildlife. She is equally at home among the impressive, soaring mountain peaks and expansive valleys of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as she is on the African plains, or in the frigid polar...

RON HICKS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FIGURATIVE PAINTER. As a little kid, he could draw the neighbors with innate accuracy. He earned scholarships in high school and college to study fine art, and though Hicks pursued a career in graphic design after college, he says...

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