I took these photos this spring as I walked down into the valley below Canillas de Albaida, past the intact Roman bridge over which many Roman soldiers marched leaving behind a trail of stories and ghosts.
I walked along a robustly flowing river bed, then nourished from a bountiful winter's harvest of mountain rainfall and simply observed: shadows, lines, colours, flowers and let my imagination flow like the waters and gain momentum in its focus.
|All photos appearing here are by S. van Drake|
I also share with you words from Vincent van Gogh written to his brother, Theo in 1882:
Sooner or later, feeling and love for nature always find a response in people interested in art. The painter's duty is to immerse himself wholly in nature and to use all his intelligence for putting his feelings into his work, so that it becomes intelligible to others.
Rock on and practice peace and love. Also, please check out my videos on YouTube: http://bit.ly/h1vruw
Stefan, the ArtTraveler(TM)
|"Found art" is where you find it.|
|And with a little imagination, even large boulders speak to you.|