(On display as part of SQ&LB Artist Collaboration: The Resilient Landscapes of Marblehead and Cape Ann -Viewed Through the Prisms of Ecology and Story Telling)
As Susan and I discussed ways to present the relatively new binding of ‘Resilient’ to ‘Landscape,’ I came across a reference to Robert Smithson’s “
A Heap of Language.
We wordsmithed ‘A Heap of Resilience,’ toward the end of our research and preparation of art pieces.
Design and layout by LB
Backdrop from an original silk painting by SQ.
May 7, 20178
Now on display at the Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA. As part of a dual exhibit on
Resilient Landscapes, with my silk painting colleague -Susan Quateman.
“We are attendants to the light” – Les Bartlett
Married and living in Lanesville, with an ocean kayak, putting in at Lanes Cove…often.
And then there was a single moment at twilight, headed out into Ipswich Bay when this occurred: water level.
With my nose buried in quarry granite, and my eyes tracking a succession of broken fronts crossing Ipswich Bay across Haul-about-point, I had little time for Plum Cove Beach.
I kept driving by saying, “Just a half moon shell of a cove, not much sand….
Then there was this sunset, with the Life Guard platform and a mother and child sitting there, and everything changed.
For the first time, I saw Plum Cove Hollow..
Here is that image from circa 2002.
From April 1848 through the fall of 1848, Susannah Torrey was busily employed in the activity of collecting, arranging and drying sea mosses and grasses. Here is a single facing page example of her artistry.
[NOTE: you are viewing the sea mosses at 100%]
A lazed stroke
Across Autumn’s Bow
Steel Derrick on a lazed afternoon