Traverse the sand dunes with Central Coast photographer Bob Canepa in the Wildling Museum’s new Valley Oak Gallery exhibition, Dunes: Visions of Light, Sand & Shadow, opening September 10, 2022. The public is invited to attend a fall reception on Sunday, October 9 from 3 – 5 p.m
The unique terrain of the Oceano Dunes has served as a wealth of inspiration for Canepa, who has visited these dunes weekly for years. From sweeping vistas of light and shadow to grains of sand caught in dewy moisture, Canepa has surveyed these weather-sculpted dunes from a range of perspectives, always finding something new in the shifting landscape.
Central Coast sand dunes and wetlands also serve as valuable habitat for many different species of native plants and animals, including the threatened western snowy plover.
Through his vision, Canepa aims to inspire others to help preserve these majestic and environmentally significant sand dunes for future generations.