In just a few days, I will be telling the story of three artists in the woods, doing their respective 'thing', on the banks of a backcountry lake in central Montana. Join me for @thecampfirestories, a major collaborative effort showcasing Montana's wild places and the stories about them! (This tree piercing was painstakingly sawed and filed and sanded on the front porch of Mystic Lake cabin, where I stayed with two other artists-in-residence sponsored by Montana Wilderness Association in August 2016.) #collaboration#thecampfirestories#pinetree#artistsoninstagram#artistinresidence#metalsmithing
Giant Sequoia: By volume, the largest living thing on earth. Simply beautiful and awe inspiring. #alanwilson captures it well in a segment of his 1970 poem 'Grim Harvest': Walking through this forest is an experience unique on earth. Here the sun’s rays are intercepted three hundred feet and more above the ground and are broken into tiny shimmering beams which descend among the towering pillars to play, at length, on the forest floor. Fern and wildflower bathe in the soft glow of a thousand muted spotlights which flicker on and off as the trees’ upper boughs sway majestically in a gentle wind. #creationcare#sequoia#publicland#keeppubliclandsinpublichands
After the waxing crescent moon descended behind Mount Moran last night, the grandeur of the #milkyway made for a rejuvenating night! And who doesn't love waking up to the sunshine blasting the Grand #somewhereinthetetons?