Chris Engman is a photographer based in Seattle who is fascinated by the vast barren landscapes in the state of Washington. He inserts strange and complex artefacts and erects frames in the desert as a way of circumscribing these endless wild spaces. His structures take days of reconnaissance and construction for the artist in order to wed them to their natural environment. He studies the way the sun will effect his sculptural forms and even succeeds in making the viewer forget how expertly the structures were made. For this artist solitary work is a form of meditation. Chris is a member of SOIL artistic cooperative and is represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle.