Sunday, November 06, 2011

Day 322

Again off to the high desert, this time with Orion and his friend Ethan in tow. I can't convey the scents, the arresting height and breadth of the view or the feel of the crisp, cold air. But I can tell you at least, that the light was like silk. It touched every stone, every living thing with a gentle fluidity. I don't know that I captured any of that, but I brought some of it back with me. I can already feel this influence on my work and I'm look forward to watching it integrate itself into what I make in the next months. We'd hoped to catch the snow, but not this trip. Still, it was beautiful and supports the notion that to make good art, an artist must move things into her mind. It's a good notion and it rings true at every turn. I hope you enjoy these views. It will be interesting, likely, to recall them later on. I know if you've been following me here, you already have a sense of where this place is taking me. Thank you to Paul, for opening your home to us and guiding us through this amazing bit of Earth you know so well.




































































































5 comments:

yemamaya said...

all pics are lovely- how could they be otherwise with kids lauhter in them, but the last one, the last one....WHAT is THAT? whatever it is, it is beautifull.

Amber said...

The... ninth?.. one from the bottom; the one with the sunset through the cloud. That is GORGEOUS. And now my desktop background.

lisa said...

yemamaya: It is beautiful. It's a bit of California buckwheat, upside down (the "tree" is the root) cleaned up and in the process of becoming a sculpture. You might recognize it from drawings I made last week.
amber: That was a really, really good moment. I was standing at the back door, watching the boys run with the goats, all laughing (goats too) and the sky seemed to smile. Glad you like it.

yemamaya said...

it looks like a tree fairy, frozen while dancing. in our part of the world you get similar Thingies, but looking more rugged- roots of old wines, and 1000 yrs old olive trees, those are really beautifull. I think you'd love them.

spacedlaw said...

I love that last picture, the incantation swinging from these branches.