Category Archives: Immediate Light

Scenic vistas featuring ‘Cape Ann Light’

A Heap of Resilience


(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



Goodbye to the Ties That Bind…

‘Despite an Exhortation by Father Winter, we turn away from the ties which bind us to cold.’wintereexhortation

Joining ‘Cape Ann Light’

“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.

cape ann light



Dissing Plum Cove Beach…NOT

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.



Sun Dried Tears from Nature’s Face – Susannah Torrey

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%]



Steel Derrick Stretches Toward Fall

A lazed stroke
Across Autumn’s Bow
LDB 09.04.13

Steel Derrick on a lazed afternoon
Steel Derrick on a lazed afternoon