Hozhoni’s presence in the media continues to spread all across the country, and now it has landed in the pages of a book of stories called the Desert Oracle. Based out of Joshua Tree, California, the Desert Oracle is described as “a pocket-sized field guide to the fascinating American deserts: weird tales, ghost towns, wonderfully bizarre animals and plants, mysteries and folklore, national and state parks, slickrock arches, legends of lost mines and ships on the sand dunes, beloved authors and artists, and plenty of oddball desert characters from the past and the present.” In the Spring issue of this year, an article was included that featured our very own Robert Zappanti, and it tells the narrative of his trip to Roswell with a former art instructor. Written by that very same former Hozhoni art instructor, it gives a very raw look into the inspiration to one of Rob’s favorite subject matters, and shows the perspective of what it is like to work with artists with disabilities.
This zine can be purchased online at their website, http://www.desertoracle.com, for a very reasonable fee, if you wish to read this story and many others from the deserts of America. Its a great read, and gives a unique perspective into art, inspiration, and aliens.