It is almost a week since the Contemplative Landscape workshop in Death Valley with Lydia Goetz and George deWolf. It was an incredible experience artistically; we were encouraged to explore our awareness of place and self through mindfulness training.
At times I felt like the new tools I was given were getting in the way of the visual experience, after all, I was in Death Valley, a place of remarkable beauty contrasted with endless desolation. I had to learn to let go of the search for the postcard. In reflecting back through the images, I see the beginnings of a heightened clarity of vision, and the intuitive sense of what can be possible.