Sedona

Where the shimmering sands of the desert beat
In waves to the foot-hills’ rugged line,
And cat-claw and cactus and brown mesquite
Elbow the cedar and mountain pine...
— Sharlot M. Hall, "Two Bits," 1902
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Entering Sedona for the first time was very inspiring, the intensely red rock and beautiful landscapes was so very picturesque and Midwest. I couldn't wait to explore the city more and take reference photos for my work.

 

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Mesa Airport Vortex

First stop on the trip was the nearest vortex to us which happened to be Mesa Airport vortex. After a 30 minute hike up this hill I felt a heaviness in my arms, almost a tingling sensation. The vortexes in Arizona are said to have healing properties because of the magnetic pull from the earth. Many travelers journey to Sedona for this reason. I may not have felt the healing properties but you cant help but be in awe of the beauty when at the peak of the hill. 

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Lauren Brevner