Drawn, scribbled, snapped, or just noticed on Tumamoc Hill, Tucson's sacred mountain.
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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.
LAST TUESDAY we had our first weekday art session on Tumamoc. The consensus is to continue meeting like this every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 pm to sundown.
ON A RECENT EXCURSION to Tumamoc, Meredith Milstead photographed the stages of her pastel painting of one of our favorite saguaros.
THESE ARE SOME of the lovely results from the end of the day from last month’s “paint-out” with Linda Feltner on Tumamoc.
Linda Feltner, artist, naturalist, and teacher, came up to join Tumamoc sketchers on the Hill with some of her students for an all day outdoor drawing session. Linda was guest teacher for the day and she used that to give out some assignments.
This Piece of Earth is a 48 page booklet, published by Tumamoc: People and Habitats, showcases some of the poets and artists working on Tumamoc over the past two years or so.
HUMANS NATURALLY sympathize with the saguaro cactus. We even feel affection for them. Maybe it’s because they look sort of like us.
Anyone who has stayed in Tucson for the best season of the year probably has seen this image on news stands around Tucson this summer.
I’m tired of posting my own work. It get’s lonely up here sometimes. That’s why I’m glad other artists come up here, doing place-focused work of their own. A case in point is Meredith Milstead. She came up on several mornings at dawn to do these pastel paintings. Please check out Meredith’s blog site for …
This baby gila monster baby was seen by a hiker crossing the road near the Desert Lab.
Poet Eric Magrane and artist Paul Mirocha worked together to create an art installation in the windows of the University of Arizona Downtown building. The piece combines photography and natural elements taken from Tumamoc Hill, as well as poetry invoking a strong monsoon season.
I’m posting just Eric Magrane’s Poem “Dreaming Down the Rain” and my seven photographic tapestries, without any more commentary.
I never knew poetry would be such hard work. Among other things, we wheel-barrowed in one and a half tons of gravel to serve as a metaphor for desert pavement.