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Performances of “Des Canyons aux Étoiles” are scheduled for June 2 & 4, 2022 by the Seattle Symphony under the baton of Ludovic Morlot.

A video in collaboration with the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism, “On Taking a Knee,” amplifying images of kneeling, and in solidarity with the community against the murder of George Floyd on 25 May 2020, is online at

To celebrate the 70th birthday of composer John Adams, I created a video for a performance of “Hallelujah Junction” at the San Francisco Symphony SoundBox. February 2019.

Once again, my images for the Meyer Sound Libra system in Oliveto restaurant are featured in this article about restaurant ambiance. While the article stresses technology, this “low tech” approach to beautifying a space, both visually and sonically, is a vital element in the overall system.

The first series of performances of my video/photo production of Olivier Messiaen’s “Des Canyons aux Étoiles” is over. Please see the dedicated page on this website for links to various reviews and media coverage. It will be performed again in May 2017 in Washington, DC, with David Robertson conducting the United States Air Force Band.

My work was included in “There is a There There” at Gray Loft Gallery in Oakland’s Jingletown neighborhood.  November 14, 2014 – December 12, 2014.

Oliveto Restaurant is featured in this article on SFGate.  Their remodeled dining room includes my images from the Berkeley Olive Grove in Oroville, CA and a Meyer Sound Constellation system, both designed to create a beautiful aural and visual environment.  Check out Oliveto’s website, as well.

Other places to see my work in Berkeley: Downtown Berkeley BART station, installation of “O Music of Eyes” created as part of the Natural Discourse exhibition of 2012.  Berkeley Repertory Theater Cafe.

Code Talker Stories,” a book of oral history and photographs of 20 Navajo Code Talkers, has been published by Rio Nuevo Press.

The Public Policy Institute of California is exhibiting images from “Talking Lake” (2000) and new work from Sierra Valley in their new Bechtel Conference Center. On view now at 500 Washington Street, San Francisco. Contact PPIC for information.

Book Preview: here me: graffiti at flint ink is now online at

Other publications online: Quiet Places, my imagery at Meyer Sound, Berkeley California.  An iPad version and PDF are now available for download.

Deborah O’Grady: landscape, myth, & history, my 2012 catalog.

Following Seeker: Landscape, Music, Myth and Transformation: my paper on the making of photographs for the oratorio Enemy Slayer: A Navajo Oratorio is now online, published by the ARAS online newsletter.