Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.
As the water seeker puts the fate of his purpose in the hands of a divining rod, I completely committed to intuition in today’s search. The 90 degree weather was the first thought to appear. That led to hot, dry, open, empty deserts. And so I searched and found the work of a Sarah Siltala, a gifted artist from New Mexico.
Those who read this blog know of my weak heart for big skies. No surprise that these simple, open southwest landscape drew me to them. She has a keen sense of scale and a distinctive sense of color and contrast. It was her single pear that led me to the landscapes. Pristine. That’s how her work feels to me. Clean, beautiful—and pristine.
Like yesterday, a piece of music came into my head when I saw these iconic American images—Aaron Copland’s Corral Nocturne. Gentle, soulful, beautiful.