I've moved this body and this soul, though my heart is sometimes still dancing in Texas, I'm delighted for the days ahead - I've gone north and I've gone west. Denver is home (again)!
Denver has exploded since I left at the turn of the new year in 2011. Cranes are a typical view in the skyline - people are buzzing down streets as if they live there, oh wait, they do. The urban landscape is filling in, I see less surface parking, I see more buildings hugging the edge, I see more cars navigating the thin roads, I see that light rail running to DIA without any passengers being pulled along...dang it. I see less desolate land, I see more parents with buggies. Long walks will ensue.
+ side note - after taking a look at this blogbaby and the notes and jots i've submitted to the screen i realized i was able to venture to some of the places on my list - exciting! specifically: vancouver, b.c. / the grand canyon / fountainbleu, fr / potrero chico, mx / the denver public library / the notable and chaotic mexico city / big bend national park / marfa, tx / & the newly world heritage sited san antonio missions* - - - it's been years of trotting and i'm grateful for the experiences which have helped shape who i am outwardly and who i am inwardly.
my compassion has grown
my awareness is heightened
my sensitivity towards each man's shoes is tuned
my hope is that my curiosity and observations always stay a float. perhaps a new list is in order.
Richard Long // Sea Lava Circles //Iceland // 1988
This work by British artist Richard Long is on loan from the Judd Foundation and was installed by Donald Judd at the Chinati Foundation on a concrete platform formerly used as a tennis court. The work was made in 1988 from volcanic rock collected by the artist in Iceland. It contains three equally spaced concentric circles of stones, each stone touching the next, with the largest circle measuring 13'7" in diameter.