"Our bodies have formed themselves in delicate reciprocity with the manifold textures, sounds, and shapes of an animate earth - our eyes have evolved in subtle interaction with other eyes, as our ears are attuned by their very structure to the howling of wolves and the honking of geese. To shut ourselves off from these other voices, to continue by our lifestyles to condemn these other sensibilities to the oblivion of extinction, is to rob our own senses of their integrity, and to rob our minds of their coherence. We are human only in contact, and conviviality, with what is not human."
Abram, David. The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World .
Today kicks off week three of working on a new artwork for my Tree Stories series. It is the first time I am using four panels of Indian (shizen) paper to construct one image. The piece is inspired by the photo included in this post which I took during a 2018 winter vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Trees and "wildness" are my ultimate teachers. I wonder what colors and lines I will discover this week as I listen and look deeper?
Ana Martinez Orizondo
Artist and culture creative.