all images by Luis Branco
I have just come home from Portugal. This was perhaps my best trip yet. I went with a more open agenda and came back with a large body of works in collaboration with Luis Branco as well as preliminary sketches and ideas for my own abstract drawings. Luis and I have at least 4 major photographic series “about water” – in the Rio Sever, in a pristine mountain lake, in the Pego do Sino and in a dry lake near Santa Susana that has suffered the extreme weather of this year in the Alentejo.
We have thousands of images to sort through and choose. Luis still wants to make different “corrections” to the chosen images. I am showing here just a few from our shoot in the Pego do Sino, a ravine or canyon near the Obras Artist Residencies. We worked here last year in the rocks above but this year we wanted to investigate this deep ravine that is not met by many human beings. There are many myths about the pego – of the deusa (goddess) that captures men in her deep waters, of holy men and women who have ventured into this site and emerged changed forever. These stories add to the drama, but really it is just a beautiful and mysterious place.
Thanks again to the wonderful support of the Obras Artist Residency, and all the dear friends I have made in Portugal.
6 thoughts on “about water (red ravine / pego vermelho) – posted October 29 in Boulder, Colorado”
Sherry, These resonate with my resonance to giving thanks to all the elements. Like you said it’s already magical, just adding drama. I’m into offering tobacco at places where I feel grateful, or just saying it out loud. It’s the least I can do to give back for all that I (one person) receive from Mother Earth. If everyone gave thanks (can you imagine?) what a difference that would be. Hope to see you soon. Welcome back stateside. love, wendy
Wendy, that is right on – its the elements and now when I think about it kind of dakinish. See you soon dear Wendy.
Gorgeous work. The red!
Thank you dear friend!
what provoking visuals, The red vs. nature makes me pay attention and think about what we are doing to nature.
Thanks Peter. I think that is interesting that the red has an aggressive conotation.