Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Where is the Artist?

August 2, 2011
The Fens

[Here's something from 'way back in April,
rediscovered while sorting out a summer's worth of photos
on an afternoon that was too hot for doing anything else.

There was snow on the trail, back on that day !
It's always nice to run into auld acquaintances, even though we didn't recognize each other at first.]

I would see painted
a boundless expanse of desert, prairie or sea,
without other object than the horizon.
The heavens and the earth,
-- the first and last painting, --
where is the artist who shall undertake it?
   HDT's early Journal, April 30, 1839

1 comment:

  1. On an afternoon "too hot to do anything else" here too, snow on the trail sounds mighty good!