WHITE RANCH/TABLE MOUNTAIN/ROONEY VALLEY 2009

WHITE RANCH/TABLE MOUNTAIN/ROONEY VALLEY 2009

Denver is the second-largest city in the Mountain West after Phoenix. The Front Range, where the Rockies meet the Great Plains and small historical towns increasingly blur into the corporatized suburbia that defines modern American space today, offers a window into Denver’s spatial dynamics. Snow reduces, abstracts and hides -- softening certain politics while heightening others – and can dust things with a beauty both saccharine and genuinely transcendent. The former White Ranch spills down Golden Gate Canyon to the city of Golden, capital of the Colorado Territory from 1862- 1867. Golden is now the home of Coors Beer, its family owners who are some of the Nation’s most strident patrons of conservatism, the towering North and South Table Mountains, and about 18,000 people. Its sprawling neighbor to the South, the city of Lakewood, is presently home to 140,000 lives and an uncountable number of American dreams, like any other American major metropolitan suburb. Lakewood’s last buildable open area, the Rooney Valley, was a 4500-acre ranch in the 1860’s, and is now fully in the throes of rationalized, master-plan “development.” 

Hand-made book of 16 aerial images photographed by Michael Light in March 2009. Printed on Epson Enhanced Matte paper using archival Epson Ultrachrome 3 pigment inks, adhered with archival Gudy 831 double-sided pressure adhesive. Archival stability well exceeds c-print standards. Custom box by John DeMerritt Bookbinding, Emeryville, CA. Edition of 10, signed on rear cover.

 

   00. COVER: Rocky Mountains, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 36"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

00. COVER: Rocky Mountains, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 36"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   01. Pine Ridge Hogback Looking West, Child’s Swing Below, Golden, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

01. Pine Ridge Hogback Looking West, Child’s Swing Below, Golden, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   02. Van Bibber Creek Bisecting Pine Ridge Hogback, White Ranch Park At Right, Golden, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

02. Van Bibber Creek Bisecting Pine Ridge Hogback, White Ranch Park At Right, Golden, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   03. “Canyon Point” Subdivision Looking West, Completed 2000, Golden, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

03. “Canyon Point” Subdivision Looking West, Completed 2000, Golden, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   04. “Mountain Ridge” Subdivision and Route 93 Looking North, Completed 1996, Golden, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

04. “Mountain Ridge” Subdivision and Route 93 Looking North, Completed 1996, Golden, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   05. Mt. Zion Drainage and “Beverly Heights” Subdivision at Left, Completed 2000, Golden, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

05. Mt. Zion Drainage and “Beverly Heights” Subdivision at Left, Completed 2000, Golden, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   06. Illinois, Cheyenne, Arapahoe and 20th Streets Looking South, Completed 1950, Golden, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

06. Illinois, Cheyenne, Arapahoe and 20th Streets Looking South, Completed 1950, Golden, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

    07. 19th and Belvedere Streets Looking Northwest, Golden, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 07. 19th and Belvedere Streets Looking Northwest, Golden, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

    08. South Table Mountain Looking Southeast, Golden, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 08. South Table Mountain Looking Southeast, Golden, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

    09. World’s Largest Brewery Looking East, Clear Creek and North Table Mountain Beyond, Golden, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 09. World’s Largest Brewery Looking East, Clear Creek and North Table Mountain Beyond, Golden, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 10. “Colorado Mills” Mall, 1.1 Million Sq. Feet, Built 2002-Bankrupt 2007, I-70 Beyond, Lakewood, CO, 2009     From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

10. “Colorado Mills” Mall, 1.1 Million Sq. Feet, Built 2002-Bankrupt 2007, I-70 Beyond, Lakewood, CO, 2009   

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   11. 2300-Acre Hayden Green Mountain Open Space Park Looking Northeast, Lakewood, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

11. 2300-Acre Hayden Green Mountain Open Space Park Looking Northeast, Lakewood, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   12. 280-Acre, 1400 Residence “Solterra” Subdivision Looking Northeast, Denver Beyond, Lakewood, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

12. 280-Acre, 1400 Residence “Solterra” Subdivision Looking Northeast, Denver Beyond, Lakewood, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   13. West Alameda Parkway and C-470 Looking North, Green Mountain and Mine Beyond, Lakewood, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

13. West Alameda Parkway and C-470 Looking North, Green Mountain and Mine Beyond, Lakewood, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   14. C-470 Looking North, Green Mountain and Clay Mine at Right, Lakewood, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

14. C-470 Looking North, Green Mountain and Clay Mine at Right, Lakewood, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

    15. “Thunder Valley” City-Owned Motocross Park Looking North, I-70 Beyond, Lakewood, CO, 2009    From   White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 15. “Thunder Valley” City-Owned Motocross Park Looking North, I-70 Beyond, Lakewood, CO, 2009

From White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5