Greetings on this Frost Moon,
I hope that you had a chance to gaze up at the night sky and watch the lunar eclipse, it was spectacular! Apologies for the late delivery of this full moon letter, coming now with the waning moon. Sometimes its just hard to get it all together.
In each passing season I find a deeper love for things that develop slowly and bring forth their fruits not in a matter of days, but months or years. There is something so deeply satisfying about watching a tree grow from seed, to watch its bark thicken and crack with age, and finally one spring to burst open with flowers. With the yellowing of leaves in the fall comes the anticipatory excitement of next year's growth.
The sweetness of slow fruit has seeped into my realms of creation too. There are a few long-term projects whose bits and pieces have been developing and coming together, the one I will elucidate here is still in its larval stage but is growing more colorful every day.
This project is a tracing of time and seasons as well as our movement through the mountains, picking up colors along the way. Each skein, large or small is a marker of a place, a memory stored in color. Every step taken trough a field, mountain climbed and river traversed is imbued into the merino wool fibers that will form this piece. My vision is to construct a blanket with these fibers, an earthen rainbow from the mountains. Protection from the elements, made with the elements.
Trajectory of Color is the working title for this project; the following are a few visual notes and glimpses of my progress.