On a trip to North Carolina I got to see the Blue Ridge Mountains for the first time. Having spent all of my life in Missouri (whose landscape I do love and find highly varied), I was amazed and awed to be at such close range with the hills and mountains rising out of the ground. It was an experience I would rank as close to the core-waking quality I encounter in the presence of sunsets. I did this painting in a more gestural, abstract fashion than is typical of many of my other artworks. That seems, to me, to fit well the kind of (happy) sensory-overload experience that being in the presence of these mountains inspired.
January 15th, 2010
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