Sunday, August 23, 2009
Inspiration is around us all, but how to select which inspirational path will be the most rewarding is a question. I have been hoping I would see a form in the natural world which would pull my attention and find its way into a painting. As I stepped into the river the other day, I saw the building on tall legs above the waterfall at the dam and I stood in the river and drew the sketch of it, then I went for my camera and took this photo among others. My sketch was more elemental...but where is that sketch? For me sketches disappear if not in a sketchbook. Images are so often bound in the computer. Oh, I need to stop writing and print up this image. What is it about a building on tall legs over fast falling water? Reminds me that much of my work focuses on the shift of the earth below our feet...maybe this is of similar spirit.