The Painted Desert Project is an international street art project led by Dr. Chip Thomas, a family doctor on the reservation as well as an internationally known street artist who works in wheatpaste. I painted on an agricultural water tank near the famous Antelope Canyon (waving stone crevices, seen below). Chip asked me to read two books on the Navajo before coming, one about weaving and the importance of sheep to the Navajo, and another about the history of the Navajo. I learned a lot, especially about resource exploitation (you can see the smokestacks of a coal-powered energy facility in the background of some of my photos). I also felt slightly guilty for covering up such cute tags as "West Side Sheep Herders." I completed this painting in three days, partly because we chose to use such a limited color palette (keeping the budget under $150).