"Ideologies and beliefs are enabling structures, and it is possible, I suppose, to look upon the landscape paintings of the period as residual artifacts, made possible by group illusions, returning in the circularity of such reasoning, to their sources to offer and gather energy. The issue is what gives such illusions their durability and power; what leads to their formation and ultimate discharge; and what forces maintain them."
- Barbara Novak, Nature and Culture
"For many years, I have been moved by the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, that color of horizons, of remote mountain ranges, of anything far away. The color of that distance is the color of an emotion, the color of solitude and of desire, the color of there seen from here, the color of where you are not. And the color of where you can never go. For the blue is not in the place those miles away at the horizon, but in the atmospheric distance between you and the mountains. “Longing,” says the poet Robert Hass, “because desire is full of endless distances.” Blue is the color of longing for the distances you never arrive in, for the blue world."
Saturn’s moon Prometheus casting a shadow onto the F Ring, and pulling some nearby ring particles towards it. Photographed by Cassini.
I’m finding my interest in geography coming out in more ways than one.. it’s inside the work I’m falling in love with these days, the books I’m reading, the lectures I’m attending and the work I’m making…
I decided to expand and incorporate other “influences” into this blog instead of just purely visual ones… so here is my first attempt….
Vampire Weekend, “Step”
fell in love with this song….on repeat…