Inspired by the place itself and by Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings I finished my wall hanging “Plaza Blanca” yesterday.
I saw the lace and doily rocks when we were there, meditating at Plaza Blanca. The foreground didn’t come to me till I was home in my studio for a week or so.
For it, I tried to capture the feeling of the ground we sat on while we meditated. I also looked to Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings for inspiration.
Georgia O’Keeffe said it was easy to paint a realistic image of what she saw, but she was interested in abstracting it and bringing in the feeling of what she was experiencing.
Of course my rock towers would be made of doilies. Fabric is my medium and those towering, white, limestone pillars at Plaza Blanca had a softness to them. They can literally crumble underfoot.
The ground around the towering pillars was hard packed sand, spotted with pale scrubby underbrush and littered with so many different types of rocks all different sizes. I took with me a piece of pumice and quartz, and a tiny white bone. I took with me a vision of rocks made of doilies.