16” x 20” Oil on linen canvas
Olmsted associated park: Garden of the Gods, Lookout Mountain, TN
Painting in Olmsted's Garden of the Gods on the overhanging ledge of Lookout Mountain in April 2022 was truly an otherworldly experience. The towering natural boulders rising up out of the earth with Olmsted's masterful use of the nearby smaller stones inviting one up, up, up to the summit, to the stars. Alone in the hidden garden, I felt the presence of the native Indian and the gods of ancient times. It was a mystical experience beyond words; my language and my dance with nature were my brush strokes - the wind and the birds joined me.