“Not ‘till we are lost, in other words, not ‘till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves, and realize where we are and the infinite extent of our relations.” - Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Dreaming of Arizona is about a journey in which four girls, all going through a rough time, all exhausted and driven to their limit, embarked on a road trip of unknown grounds, with one wish to let it all go and feel life again. That was exactly it. We felt free, in a way we had have never felt free before. We explored our alter egos, allowing for the costumes to determine who we were for the day, whether it was a Texan cowgirl, a space cadet, trailer park bimbos, crazy hippy or golden queen. In five days we explored the state of Arizona, constantly surrounded by incredible nature and came back with enough stories to fill a year. Living the American road trip dream cliche with the abandoned bar, the Hopi Indians, the crazy alien believer who also grew weed on the side, the endless roads with only truck drivers and dinners on the gas station stops, the sad meth addict, the runaway teen, the eternal hippy, the crazy man who lived alone in the woods and preached to god, the traveler who quit his job and was crossing the US in search of the American dream, the sweet park rangers called cookie and Charlie, the meteor crater in the middle of nowhere, a petrified forest, a painted desert, the cheapest motels with Lamborghini’s parked outside, the red rock, the American muscle mustang, getting lost, the secret creak, Mexico in Arizona and the ultimate Grand Canyon.
This is nothing new, millions have traveled the mid-west of the US, however we all have our own story and the intention of this project is to bring viewers into our experience, make live the story and encourage the viewer to take the leap and go live their alter egos.