After a late afternoon bike ride across the plains I climbed up one side of the valley to catch the sunset. Resting on a rock outcropping I witnessed a sky full of color chase the light over this ridge. With the day receding whisps of orange, pink and purple clouds emerged from the twilight followed by a quarter moon. It was the kind of beauty that made me laugh out loud. I kept asking myself "Is this real?"
I've been in Ernabella for three weeks with one more to go. I've been working long days in the studio fueled by the camaraderie and excitement of my collaborators. I love the look on my Anangu friends faces when they have freshly trimmed platters to decorate. I will post images of their decorations soon but for now I'll let the landscape do the talking.
Click here to see my time lapse video of the sunset, I can see the Earth move.
Way Outback chronicles my time in the remote outback town of Ernabella, South Australia. I am spending a month here collaborating with aboriginal artists. For more information on the project you can visit the Kickstarter page that helped fund this project by clicking here.
Click below to read the other posts from the series
Way Outback: The Road to Ernabella
Way Outback: Night Writing
Way Outback: Chasing the Light
Way Outback: A Story for the Eyes
Way Outback: Animal Kingdom
Way Outback: Paint, Money, and Land
Way Outback: The Red Walls of Uluru