Inner Current - Lone Pine 2019
" There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. If one could but recall his/her vision by some sort of sign. It was in this hope that the arts were invented. Sign-posts on the way to what may be. Sign-posts toward greater knowledge." Robert Henri
The journey of my art has taken me through the superficial; snap snap snap, technique, procedure, GEAR GEAR GEAR. I have studied under a master landscape photographer to learn composition and light. I have learned from some of the best living landscape photographers directly and indirectly through the sharing of their expertise and experience. Learning is ongoing, there is no saturation of my appetite to learn from other living and past artists. I recognize the importance of the tools and the knowledge of how to use them intuitively and will continue to perfect the craft. It is indeed fun.
There is always a beckoning toward something more contemplative, quieter. There is no questioning why as the moments of creation are silent and clear as the pre-dawn mornings I enjoy.
These journals have reflected a journey. They have been chronicles of outings, experiences, thoughts, travel, fun and technique, both written and filmed. I have been reflecting on how I view and appreciate the art of others whether in a gallery, a book or on the internet and it is always done in relative silence where I can quiet my own dialogue enough to feel something and resonate with the artist's creation.
The moments I have spent in nature's beauty that are seared into my memory and into a deeper place that connects to a feeling of gratitude, are the ones when I am feeling the common element between that which is reflected through nature, in that beautiful moment where I slow down to appreciate it, and my own inner current, the primordial, present in all things.
I leave you in silence now. I hope the above images make a connection to your own inner current.
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