Saturday, April 09, 2011

Dandelion Sun


Dandelion Sun, originally uploaded by escher (spring is here).

I remember the day, a couple of weeks ago, when I saw the first Dandelions of spring. On a half hour run I saw four and knew within a few days they would be everywhere. I collected all of these in a 100 metre radius and only picked a small proportion of what was there.

They are so bright and ubiquitous that I just have to make something with them at this time of year, despite the fact that it will take weeks now, to remove the stains from my hands.

It is so warm today it feels like mid summer, I don't recollect such balmy temperatures in April. But I do remember early spring colds and I have one now and feel pretty bushed from todays endeavours.

There is already so much life growing everywhere, even though there are hardly any leaves on the trees. When the weather is like this, sunny and warm, you think it'll last forever. But when the rain and wind return, as inevitably they will, I'll remember how damn cold it can be in April and think back to the warmth while I made this Dandelion Sun.

A lemsip and early to bed, with the hope that tomorrow is also a sunshine filled day.

Flux is coming soon...

4 comments:

Stone Art's Blog said...

Looking great Richy. Love you art work.

juliet said...

I love your dandelion sun and have been enjoying your blog. I too have made land art for many years, before I even heard of anyone else doing it. It takes such patience, yet is a meditation in itself as well.

Richard Shilling said...

Thanks for dropping by S.A.B!

Thanks Juliet. It certainly is. Focussing your whole mind on such an activity is all the reward one might need.

Kids Art Club - North London said...

beautiful