Amazing how many dynamic Sculptures you can see when roaming through ancient Arches and Canyonlands. These National Parks are what I call “The Land of the Giants”. Even the entrance way to these raw beauties is awesome in scale and speaks loudly of what is to come !
While stepping into the past – I felt that I was seeing the finest in 21st century sculpture; as well carved as by any master – when it is the wind, rain and snow that whittles and carves these monuments into ghostly figures. They stand there huddled together – virtually against time itself. They are as much an hourglass as any, making me utterly aware of my own fragility with time. I look up at them, these ‘sculptures’, yet it is I who feel eyes upon me ! I am so small, they are so mighty. Like gods, for millions of years they have withstood exposure to nature relentlessly carving them – while we walk by and see, in our own little way, only today.
For a perfect triangle of three Parks to visit in one trip – I recommend seeing Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands. Once you are in Moab area, it’s easy to travel back and forth from Arches to Canyonlands. Arches is spectacular and Canyonlands has its own treasures.
Every artist should travel to their nearest National Park and feel it’s renewing and inspiring effects. I feel so grateful that I am able to be in our National Parks, out in nature, outside ! My spirit is as bright as a child’s – when they are run outside to play .
Bryce Canyon melted my heart at first sight and then ran away with my heart – when I saw it graced, like lace, in snow ! ( That is what I am actively painting now)