view of tucson in 1810
Tucson in 1810: an imaginary view from Sentinel Peak (click image for detail)

This project was an illustrated interpretive guide for the San Agustín Mission Garden reconstruction in the Tucson Origins Heritage Park. The challenge was this: nothing exists of the former buildings and garden–the area has been a landfill for decades. My painting of the Tucson basin in 1810, when it was settled by the Spanish along with O’odham Indians had to be completely recreated from source material. I worked with archeaologists, historians, and museum curators to complete this painting.

Visitor's map of mission garden
     A visitor’s walking guide to the reconstructed mission garden. In addition to designing the map, I painted spot illustrations of foods grown during different historic periods of Tucson’s development.


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