Explorations into movement in space are taking shape   There has been quite the learning curve in discovering the perfect places to rig my silks, even more than we had initailly anticipated.  About a week ago we were up in the mountains of southern New Mexico and found a lovely place, both for ease and safety in rigging and for the epically beautiful view.

This spot was at the top of one of the most fun routes I've ever climbed.  As I lowered from the perfect overhang, between stone and a giant ponderosa I knew it was the spot. Although I am accustomed to climbing to this height often, there was something that felt really exposed about being in suspention in that space. Once the inital feeling of moderate fear subsided, it was splendid.

These are just a few little snippets and sketches of this rigging. This sketchbook newsletter feels like a fun space to share things that wont be shared elsewhere. I've been going through the video and grabbing a few interesing stills, moments where the light was just right, the silks were blowing in an interesting way or I was just making strange shapes. Experiments of a work in progress. A video will be coming soon.

Thanks for being along for the journey!

Jeannie & Kyle

Woman looks down at the camera, harnessed in with ropes connecting to a cliff above.  behind is the cliff and the branches of a giant ponderosa.
Double checking the anchor before descending
woman in a black unitard climbs white fabric hanging from a cliff, illuminated by bright sunset light. 
Interesting in between moments. Moving on the earth, wind gently blowing.
woman in a black unitard climbs white fabric hanging from a cliff, illuminated by bright sunset light. 
A funny little moment where the silks were blowing upward like butterfly wings. 
woman in a black unitard climbs white fabric hanging from a cliff, illuminated by bright sunset light. 
Making strange shapes.
woman in a black unitard climbs white fabric hanging from a cliff, illuminated by bright sunset light. 
Balancing in space, wind blowing. 
A view of a rocky, pine tree filled canyon from above. Below, under cliffs and a giant ponderosa tree a woman does acrobatics on white fabric.
And for scale, look closely. Becoming proficient with the drone is another building block to this process. There is nothing quite like the shots it can create.