WPC WordPress Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

I remember that off-kilter, somewhat alarming sensation when I lived in California that I would feel if I was walking the beach.  Coming from the East Coast where I had lived all of my then 35 years, I was always confused when I tried to figure out whether I was walking north or southerly.  It was almost always the opposite of what I thought.  Sometimes I’d be walking for quite a long distance, thinking I would come across a certain landmark before I realized I must be heading away from it and would have to backtrack a long way to reach it. Born and raised in the north of Boston burbs, I was habituated to firmly believe that the ocean was to my right and if I walked to the left I was headed north.  This picture is so true to how I viewed the West Coast, as opposed to how I think of the East Coast.

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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