‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness;’
from John Keats ‘Endymion’
I wandered across these beautiful images of our earth, and it provoked a curiosity in me as to why I love pattern as much as I do. After looking at these images from a website that demands your attention, http://eros.usgs.gov/imagegallery/ I looked at my own images of rock and sky, sea and sand. I don’t understand how these images work for me, or why, but they do. Patterns attract me, and I know I am not the only one out there. Otherwise , why would there be that fantastic project ‘Earth as Art’ ? There is such a proliferation of images available and easily accessible, I feel overwhelmed and almost anxious to the extent of overload. What can I do with all this visual treasure? I can’t house it all on my own walls, and I don’t have the drive to perform as a real artist in the real world, with real galleries, and real connections to real dealers. I don’t think I exist in the here and now. I am abstract, and somewhat other worldly. Hope you look at the images below, and the images I have shot myself. Just to please me. Be well in the world.
Rocks that smile at you, what could be better. Elgol, on Isle of Skye in sunshine. No better place to be.
You guessed it, Isle of Skye, and more rock. What is it with me and rock?