Trinity University Press

Mary Lou Saxon

Mary Lou Saxon is a freelance photographer who does work on a variety of subjects. She retired from a career in Dallas as a professional photographer focusing on product photography for catalogs. She moved to Marfa in 2011, drawn by the beauty of the desert landscape, the minimalist art, the intimacy of the small town, and the vast horizons.

Marfa Garden

Marfa Garden is a full-color celebration of more than sixty flowering plants of the Chihuahuan Desert and neighboring regions. The desert, North America’s second largest at 140,000 square miles, spans West Texas, parts of New Mexico and Arizona, and northern Mexico. It is a surprising showcase for colorful plant diversity. Presented in a style reminiscent of naturalist Karl Blossfeldt’s Art...

Photo of Mary Lou Saxon