What but indirection / will get to the end of the sphere?
- William Carlos Williams, Paterson V (1958)
Landscope inquires of landscape: how do we see the actual? Through glimpses in the fleeting present. Actual becomes the imagined. No vanishing point perspectives, simply elusive multiplicities; still points in the turning world. Juxtaposing geofact, biofact, artifact, in a semi-factual, quasi-actual, visual accounting of land and land-usings.
To view the three collections:
Landscope: Kilmartin, Argyll, Scotland UK May 2019
Landscope Chewaucan, Lake County, Oregon USA June 2019
Landscope Washoe Nevada & Lake Oregon USA Late June2019
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Differences abundant between western Scotland and eastern Oregon. Yet similarities strike me with a waking. Both marked deeply during the last ice age. In Oregon late Pleistocene lakes expanded and deepened among basin and range escarpments incising wave-cut terraces visible today. In Argyll glacial ice carved and shaped lochs and striated sheeted bedrock. Both places know ancient sequences of human migration, seasonal rounds, occupation, dislocation. Marked by stones, stones marked, placed and displaced signaling habitation, questing, burial. Animated landscapes.
Today, the continual welling and folding of wilding lands layers with the presence of us humans, our residings, rough extractions, nurturing endeavors. Stuff and upheaval. Death and desire. I do not find contradiction. I lean into being there, quite willingly, to listen, learn, be surprised. And make curious pictures as response, investigation, lingering revelation. There is a beyond I recognize: resilient millennia, tensive present, future spiral — all implied, surging, subsiding with the shifting patterns revealed within each particular occasion.
KILMARTIN / BALLYGOWAN
CHEWAUCAN / BASALT RIM
- Mar 15, 2020
- Mar 10, 2020
- Feb 29, 2020
- Feb 9, 2020
- Dec 31, 2019
- Dec 15, 2019
- Nov 22, 2019
- Oct 22, 2019
- Sep 29, 2019
- Aug 19, 2019