Monthly Archives: February 2014
I have been busy with graphic design work for my old colleagues at Skaltek, filing, cleaning, repairing printers, coffee grinders, etc. But now and then I also get to do some art. But even there, not all of it is so much creative, such as adding several layers of varnish on a painting…
On my way back to Sweden yesterday, I flew via Toronto. I have never done that before, so I was quite surprised when I walked into Pier F and immediately recognized a large Richard Serra sculpture! I could not believe my eyes, had to go up close and touch it. The sculpture is called Tilted Spheres and was made for the expansion of the airport.
As I walked around and through the sculpture and snapped a few pictures, I was amazed, amused and almost sad to notice how few people were aware of what they were passing through and how casually they looked at the sculpture. I even talked to some of the staff working in the restaurant on the other side of the sculpture and they had no clue what a world class piece of art they were working next to and who had done it. I was thrilled anyways, as Richard Serra is one of my heroes. It almost felt like I had made a flight connection through MoMA.
Cerro Pedernal seen from the Kitchen Mesa trail at Ghost Ranch. Georgia O’Keeffe painted this mountain many times and had her ashes spread at the summit. The elevation at the summit is 3006 meters (9862 feet). Yesterday a friend and I drove around on the other side of Abiquiu Lake, to Youngsville, and took a Forrest Road several miles up the back of Pedernal and then started our hike.
I had not done my homework properly and we soon realized we did not have enough time to make it to the summit. We made it up the side to about where the cloud starts and where we had some grand vistas, but we had to turn around. To make it up the summit, walk along the length of it and back down would have taken about three more hours.
On the way home. Pedernal is behind us, picture taken across Piedra Lumbre, to the north and Ghost Ranch is to the right. This area is maybe one of the most stunningly beautiful places I have been to. I love being here and is sad to know I won’t see it for some time. Hope to be back late summer, to ride the mountain bike up the jeep trail and then climb the steeps of Pedernal, something to look forward to!