“The desert is a place where Native American and settler conflicts, water and land-use issues, survivalists, military bases, experimental aircraft launches, and so much more converge in a new consciousness, which Aridtopia so deftly observes.”
—Deanne Stillman, author of Desert Reckoning, Twentynine Palms, and Mustang.
“Tyler Stallings traces the burgeoning contemporary arts and culture scene in the deserts of the southwest. While the region lacks water, it is far from being a cultural desert, as Stallings’ Aridtopia explores a creative environment that fosters the spirit of innovation and expansive imaginations as vast as the infinite horizon.”
“Stallings’ Aridtopia blends cultural criticism, personal observation, and an artistic sensibility. Today, it seems so much is happening in the deserts around the globe. Perhaps Aridtopia is destined to become a guidebook from a desert point of view?”