Tuesday, March 22, 2005
This barren landscape and the quote by Emerson that says, "The difference between landscape and landscape is small, but there is a great difference between the beholders," led me to contemplate two very different types who live a world apart, but in similar surroundings. My observation was written with a Pilot P-500 pen in a journaling script called Akim. I chose it because it has somewhat of an Arabic look with its tall verticals, tiny "o"s, and long horizontal swings. The red lines were drawn with a Prismacolor pencil. This is my take on the men pictured: "What a dichotomy of two desert dwellers! One a veritable merchant of death--evil incarnate--while the sandpainter's mission is to invoke cures, create blessings, and restore harmony between man and nature."