Etchings in the Sand…

Thoughts and Photos from the Desert…

Category Archives: desert/fierce landscapes

Crucifix…An Art Piece.

One of my treasures. It all just came together.

Puff, the magic dragon…

Out shooting in the desert with my trusty IPhone this morning and came upon this dead cactus. Has definite prehistoric implications.

When the Sun Comes Up in Arizona…

It’s a most dramatic scene…

Maundy Musing…

Several years ago, I was quite taken by a crucifix, created by our Pastor’s wife, Lynn. She had done it in textiles and attached it to a giant hanging behind our altar. I asked her if I might take the design and redo it with my own vision in clay. She gave me permission and I proceded to sculpt, glaze and fire several small versions of it.

I had an extremely dramatic rock on our front porch which I had picked up during a solo camping/fishing trip up in the White Mountains of Arizona. It seemed to fit the little black crucifix somehow. I attached the two.

One has to look carefully to see what is going on in that art-piece. Only a few notice it – the contrasts are too subtle. But those who do seem invariably surprised and thoughtful. Somehow it has it’s own personal effect.

It seemed a good thing to share on this Maundy Thursday. This is for you…

trees in the early morn…

For the fun of it, I headed out at dawn on my bicycle, with IPhone in hand, to test out what the trees would look like. I spent a nice hour trying to capture something, then another at home seeing what I could do with what I caught.

Here’s one of my victims.

Fire in the Sky…

In the desert, dead trees can do all kinds of things to you…