Itâ€™s a long drive North up the Interstate from Portland to Seattle, through old pine forests that look the same now as they did when Lewis and Clark made their way here a hundred and fifty years ago. Puget Sound is an amazing series of islands, bays and channels, really beautiful, but impossible to photograph well in the short time I have here, because most of the time yesterday it looked like this:
Which is beautiful in itsâ€™ own right. I did catch some abandoned docks that in their dilapidated condition created some really good abstract shapes, and might inform backgrounds to the paintings. Â Â
Later today I’m visiting our sister school, Pacific Lutheran University to learn about their BFA program and enjoy meeting with my colleagues in Tacoma.
Oh, Chihuly’s glass is magical. I have seen it. He does fantastic installations with glass, like you, Michael are doing with simple plastic bottles and a tree. Way to go.
Michael, just wondering if you were able to meet w/ the legendary glass blower Dale Chihuly or any of his proteges in Tacoma?
And what sort of public art was on view @ PLU and surrounding areas other than the stainless steel kinetic structures you’ve posted? And finally, did it actually rain all the time?
It was warm and sunny when I visited during the month of August.
Interesting note, one of my ancestors made that trek with Lewis and Clark.