Saguaro Land: Phoenix artist maps the anatomy of birds, animals and insects of the Sonoran Desert

By Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 11:39am
Updated: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 4:40pm

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Saguaro Land is a series from The Show looking at the Sonoran Desert — the lushest, hottest desert in the world that happens to be our home.

Monica Aissa Martinez.
Monica Aissa Martinez
Monica Aissa Martinez

Phoenix artist and educator Monica Aissa Martinez incorporates maps into her work — but not in the way you might imagine.

Instead, Martinez is focused on mapping the anatomy and physiology of birds, animals and insects of the Sonoran Desert.

The Show paid her a visit at her studio to find out where her interest in maps comes from.

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