Nestled between the towering Andes Mountains, the arid landscapes of the Altiplano conceal the profound beauty of nature's subtleties. This expedition captured otherworldly magic unveiled by an unforgiving landscape, on a mission to prove that “desert” is not to be mistaken for “life-less”.
Though colonial narratives have persistently portrayed them as such, deserts are not empty wastelands. Despite their historical significance as habitats for civilizations and incredible biodiversity, misconceptions based on capitalist paradigms and hyper-productivity continue to depict deserts as inherently barren, and unfair assumptions of “desolation” have been used to justify extractive and oppressive initiatives.
An exciting partnership with Tierra Hotels for a modern intake on naturalist expeditions and creative exploration; this first of a three part travel series began by exploring Chile´s northern frontiers: the Atacama Desert.
A collection of travel articles and naturalist illustrations depicting the most remarkable birds, medicinal plants and animals of the desert wildlife was created to captivate future travelers and discerning guests. A creative journey that extended beyond sketching; the epic moments, the unforeseen and daily awe of this experience was shared daily through social media in a travel journal intertwining wildlife exploration, artistry and luxury hospitality.