Come walk with me through the landscape. Try using not just one foot in front of the other, something we just do unwittingly but walk with all of the senses. Walking with the eyes scanning up, to the right, to the left, downward, going from a soft blurry focus to a hard gaze.
Walk with the ears, moving the awareness to the rear, or to the far distance, how far away can I detect a sound or how loud is the silence?
Walk with the nose as well. What is carried on the breeze? Sometimes it is the smell of rain. At other times the warm sun helps a plant to release precious oils into the air. As we move into a shady spot the scent of moisture sometimes dank or mineral is detectable.
Many of my paintings reflect the long view and others the middle view, my most recent work CHAMISA takes a look at the near and under foot. In northern New Mexico the Chamisa plant is everywhere and everyone seems to have an opinion of this plant, often times something to do with allergies. I see the beautiful chaos that defines the Chamisa shapes, the incredible celadon colored stems and of course the magnificent yellow late season bloom.
I invite you to walk through the Chamisa.