Explore the back roads and hidden vistas of South Dakota's national and state parks.
For many, South Dakota means the location of Mount Rushmore, and not much else. Photographer Deeda Cordin's Spellbound in South Dakota spectacularly demonstrates the extensive beauty the state offers to nature and wildlife lovers, hikers, cyclists. From Badlands National Park to Wind Cave National Park, Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary to Custer State Park, Deeda Cordin's photos provide endless possibilities for visual storytellers.
Deeda Cardin grew up on Deep Creek Ranch, a working cattle ranch near Glenwood, New Mexico. Following years of exhibiting and selling her paintings and photographs in fine art venues, Deeda opened Deep Creek Art in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale. In 2019 Deeda and her husband moved to Custer, South Dakota, where Deep Creek Art reopened at 26 South 6th Street. Custer, home to Custer State Park and close by Wind Cave National Park, is the ideal location for Deeda to pursue her love of painting and photography. During the past thirty years, Deeda's photographs and paintings have been awarded recognition to include: Princeton Fine Art Faire, Hinsdale Fine Art Faire, Graue Mill and Museum Photography Exhibition, Dixon Fine Art Exhibition and the Dahl Mountain Photo Exhibition.