Drawn, scribbled, or snapped on Tumamoc Hill, Tucson's sacred mountain.
– by Paul Mirocha,
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I HAVE BEEN WATCHING the Luminous Mother altar at the base of Tumamoc Hill for four years now, documenting the objects placed there and the changing look of the place.
Some sample images from last Monday’s Tumamoc Artists session. We generally meet on Monday mornings at 9am, work on our own, then meet to chat at 11 – 12.
SAGUAROS are just like anything else. If you want to get to know one, you have to be willing to spend the time. Not facebook time, but physical presence — that’s all saguaros can relate to. It’s worth the effort.
From the first walker surveys, the signs evolved over the past year, making several twists and turns along the way to become what they are today. The main news is that the first eight interpretive signs for the Tumamoc Road are at the printer and will be installed soon.
On vacation at my family home in St. Paul, Minnesota, I still can’t stop thinking about Tumamoc and what’s happening back in the Sonoran Desert. I don’t like to miss July in the desert.
The May Snake That’s what started off the month, an annual appearance of the May Snake on May 4. Organizer Jhan Sanders says of the event: In the early evening hours before dusk on Sunday, May 4th, a 20 foot long effigy of a fantastical serpent –the May Snake– was ritually awakened by a journey …
Book-launch event and poetry reading from
This Piece of Earth: Words and Images from Tumamoc Hill
at Antigone Books
THE SONORAN ARTS NETWORK (SAN) calls itself a monthly on-line arts journal. They also identify a sense of community based on our surrounding Sonoran Desert environment. I can relate to that. I am currently limiting my personal art work to just Tumamoc, to see how a relationship with that natural environment changes how I think …
The idea came in a proposal by Tucson artist Janet Miller as part of the Tumamoc Hill arts initiative, which encourages artists and writers to conduct work on the Hill which engages the public, is appropriate to and specific to the Tummaoc site, and does no harm.
ARTISTS MET EVERY MONDAY morning in March to do their work on Tumamoc. Each has their own reasons for coming, but it’s all about being there on site and developing one’s own sense of the place.
Tumamoc has been a site for modern scientific evaluation for over 100 years. The Hill is attractive to many. This attraction interests me and poses the questions: Why so attractive? How to further evaluate?
UA News came out with a video about Tumamoc artists and features the new book, This Piece of Earth (TPoE) a compilation of art and poetry created on-site at Tumamoc Hill.
Tumamoc: People and Habitats has just published its first book. This Piece of Earth: Images and Words from Tumamoc Hill, is a collaboration between the POG poetry group and the Tumamoc artists group.
YES! There is no picture. Because this post is all about telling stories. Yours. This is your chance to speak your mind about the Hill.
A group of artists spends Tuesday afternoons on Tumamoc Hill painting and drawing. Everyone gets together late in the day, and anyone who wanted to could share what they had done.