Garden photographers look to capture beauty with a camera. Poets use words.
My friend, the poet and occasional garden writer, Hazel White recently led a hike as part of her artist in residence program at the Headlands Center for the Arts where she seeks to “create a series of site-responsive sonnets, each of which is 14 forays, or lines, of thought on the liaisons between landscape and language”.
This is artists’ speak for probing beauty of place, which is what she asked us to consider as she led a hike into the marshes near the Center. In consideration of beauty, do we find it ?, or does beauty find us ? Hazel gave us each a simple four foot garden stake as a physical probe to extend our own physical space into nature around us, as we went exploring for beauty. What would we find ? Continue Reading →