I have quite a different perspective on these now that I know more about them . There is still such a great feeling of warmth the emanates for the image be it from the colors or from Merrique , and certainly there is a prejudice on my part , knowing the Model . I have always had the same feelings with this series , that I get when I see Native Americans in the same setting . It a religious , spiritual feeling . She's empathetic and one with the land and nature . I've never seen Merrique more at "home" , than I have here !!!!!!
Oh wow, this is gorgeous. I love how her skin tone and the rock color are in harmony. Her pose is perfect, alluding to mystery and secrets, but with the friendly face of a woman, it's the ultimate attraction. The formidable wall in the background ties it all together, completing the image and her personalty - she's a guarded one, and that isn't going to change easily.