Reflection

. . Explore the series here. Get the catalog here. . .   Cloudwatching . What child hasn't spent scattered minutes, accumulated into hours or even days, watching slowly unfolding clouds and the changing sky? Wondering what they were, are, and will be. Imagining bodies (either whole or in pieces, especially faces), animals (whether commonplace, exotic, or mythical), plants, landscapes, and even mechanical devices. Who doesn't pause at the sight of the blazing colors of the morning and evening sky? How few pause long enough to see the stars begin to appear? How strange to think that the same sky is blue by day and black by night, studded with twinkling stars. Are we like this too? Why do so many adults cease to probe these mysteries as consistently...

Read More

Resacralizing Nature

. The world is sacred. We are created and create. We are co-creators. . Eastern traditions offer a practice of meditation called circular breathing. Circular breathing is believed to circulate energy through the body and transmute physical force into spiritual force. It is believed that energies in the body can be directed to follow a path of visualization. Even western science acknowledges that the mind affects the body. It is believed that various energy directing practices can do so in subtle ways as yet unexplained or undetected by science. . The Australian aborigines have a tradition called walkabout, akin to the pan-cultural practice of pilgrimage.   In this practice, the person walking is thought to participate in the revitalization of not only themselves but also the world....

Read More

Pilgrimage

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }   . . We journey without to journey within. . Seeking natural places of magnificence, we contemplate the power of nature and all of its overwhelming grandeur. Rendered seemingly insignificant by the near-infinitude of creation we may come to better accept our own annihilation at the end of this pilgrimage we call our lives. Simultaneously we may find solace in the fact that others will endure without us and that nature, seemingly eternal, will outlast us all. We may experience a sense of forever, beyond even geologic time, to move beyond the reach of history...

Read More

Correspondence

. . Correspondence . Explore the series here. Get the catalog here. . . The first thing I do when I walk outside is look up. The next thing I do is scan the horizon. Hopefully, there ’s water nearby; no matter how active or still it is, I’m mesmerized by it. I’m always looking at the sky, the horizon, and water for information and inspiration. Sometimes I stare for hours. More often than not, just for seconds or minutes. I consider myself luckier the longer I look. I have no idea how much time I’ve spent gazing at these things, but I’m always rewarded – if not with an image, then with a new state of mind. That’s how these images were made, through the accumulation of a...

Read More