These images were made from photos of mud left to dry and crack in large photographic darkroom trays. I brought back some mud from the area near Torrey, Utah called the Bentonite Hills. Bentonite is the kind of mud that would be used for a mud based beauty treatment, or for lining the bottom of a pond to prevent leaks. I washed the mud to strain out sand and organic material, then used just enough water to allow the mud to flow and poured enough to cover the bottom of the trays I was using. The trays were left in the sun during a hot summer day and in the evening, I photographed them. The images were processed through Photoshop and Illustrator and printed onto handwoven cotton fabric. The colors seen in the prints have been emphasized by the processing, but were there in some form in the original images.