the long view


I've been doing a lot of posting of imagery, few words...


I promise to return with some posts of substance, some heft, some weighty thoughts and ideas (really?) But my boots are still just barely touching the ground after a dearly needed trip to the desert.


The Alvord Desert and the surrounding sage covered range is a place that defies words.




Crackling heat, dust, white playa.


Magpies, jack rabbits, coyotes, crickets, lizards, snakes...

HOT SPRINGS...


Micro and macro, light and shadow.



I stepped out of the desert into the swampy night of Portland's most humid day, returning in the middle of the night. After a sunburnt day at Oregon College of Art and Craft, I slipped back into my own studio today to print a project I can't wait to show you, in silver ink; that distinctive metallic smell still stuck in my nose, mingling with the lingering volcanic dust from the camping gear still stowed by the back door, unpacked.

But that can wait until tomorrow. Goodnight for now...