Tuesday, January 31, 2012

the narrow's view- fall.
Today's painting is a skyscape looking east from the narrows. 
These scenes are simply how I feel about this land and sky we inhabit. "The exhilarating freedom of space" in the high desert.
The last three skyscapes I have completed all include a partial appearance of Wright's Point. Of course if you choose a view of this basin- Wright's Point can be a part of it 80% (or so) of the time!
  I love that Wright's Point is a geologic form called 'inverted topography'. Fantastic isn't it! The ridge used to be a river bed and lava flowed down it, cooled, the surrounding soil eroded and wa-lah!
Inverted topography - I think that term describes the hard scrabble inhabitants of this sea of sagebrush and lava rock beaches. We can not live here on a day-to-day, month-to-month, year-to-year basis and not- invert. We have to look inside for what sustains us.  We must seek our soul.  We must nourish it.
the narrow's view- fall.      pastel   7" x14"

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