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Discovery Park, the largest of Seattle's city parks, sits on Magnolia Bluff and overlooks the Puget Sound. Discovery is only a mile from my home and studio. It is a magical place with groves of evergreen and deciduous trees, meadows, and trails. It provides me with endless source material for my paintings.
When we were in Taos back in July, we spent some time in the mountains. Rainstorms would come in each afternoon. Before the rain, Eva and I would go into the woods to explore. I would photograph, and she would build forts. This is what it looked like over our heads.
The next few posts are images of work by artists whom I admire and return to for inspiration.
My House is the Red Earth
My house is the red earth; it could be the center of the world. I've heard New York, Paris, or Tokyo called the center of the world, but I say it is magnificently humble. You could drive by and miss it. Radio waves can obscure it. Words cannot construct it, for there are some sounds left to sacred wordless form. For instance, that fool crow, picking through trash near the corral, understands the center of the world as greasy strips of fat. Just ask him. He doesn't have to say that the earth has turned scarlet through fierce belief, after centuries of heartbreak and laughter-he perches on the blue bowl of the sky, and laughs.
Mount Sainte-Victoire - view from Lauves
1904-06, oil on canvas, 60- 72 cm.