Maureen Wilks


Artist, Photographer, Writer

One of the joys of living in New Mexico is the wonderful richness of wildlife to be found on hikes in the desert. My late husband and I came across this Crevice Lizard basking on a large slab, and my swift –footed husband was able to catch the lizard before it had wedged itself into a nearby crevice. Over the next few years we came across the same old lizard sunning himself on his slab, high up on the canyon wall.
When I started working with backlit prints this old lizard was one of my first pieces that came alive with the light shining through.

Balance

11x14 in
​Backlit

Crevice Lizard