We have visited the mountains and canyons of Utah many times. Each time I am fascinated by the colors, the rock formations, and the way the sun plays off the shapes of the landscape, casting shadows and changing the colors from brilliant oranges to deep purples.
I chose to name this collection Desert Symphony because it so reminds me of the desert and the canyonlands.
With polymer clay, I was able to mix the colors until I felt they were just right. Sometimes I was pleasantly surprised with the shades I turned out of the pasta machine, and so I kept them just the way they were. Other times, I added a little of this and a little of that until I got the exact color I wanted.
Shhh, if you are very quiet, you can hear the chants of those who were here before us, observing their time-honored rituals. You can see their colorful blankets and beads. You can see the heavens full of stars above a desert in which no man-made light intrudes to dull the senses. You feel the spirit of those who used the land and its animal inhabitants to provide food, shelter and clothing, and held sacred their right to live a free and simple life.
“To walk the Red Road is to look for beauty in all things.” – Indian proverb