Stations of the Cross reside on the manicured grounds and gardens surrounding Saint Elizabeth's Church in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It took five Italian sculptors forty days per station to complete each one of these emotive scenes that depict the story of Christ's crucifixion.
I viewed them in sequence, emotion building, marbled facial expressions and body language exacting a toll. The impact was visceral and profound. I was overwhelmed by the last scene, relieved that the notorious deed was over and done.
Art finds its purpose when it provokes a reactive thought or feeling. I think songs have an advantage because they combine verse and melody, each powerful in their own right. When you add music to film or photographs, they become even more affecting. Selecting the right song for a movie scene or slideshow quadruples the impact. I need to get the BCB set up for music.
I had my orientation at the Skol Gallery yesterday. Owners Jeff and Nicole seem like relaxed bosses. I'm looking forward to a change...from chaotic throngs of parents and children during crazy weekends of summer at the Ouray Hot Springs Pool, to the hushed world of Muzak, whispers and reflections on paintings and sculptures. Be sure to stop by thursday thru sundays if you find yourself in Lovely Ouray.
Here is a link to my recent column for the Ouray County Plaindealer, "Feral nose and ear hair: Up to my neck in “Golden Pond”"
Now a few more slides from the Artful RV Adventure album, starting with Bar Harbor, Maine in the fall. Pick your own music.
|Penobscot Bridge Art, form and function...|
Moving on to Chesapeake Bay...
To Eureka Springs, Arkansas...
|Ahem, yes, that is a penis. Only in Eureka Springs, honeymoon capital of the deep fried south.|
To Port Aransas, Texas...
To Big Bend, Texas...
|Bobbie enjoys Ara's new campfire circle on his land near Big Bend|
|Hueco Tanks State Park, north of El Paso. Pictographs galore, if you can pass the Park Nazi's test on how to look without touching.|