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Friday, February 15, 2008

Into the Wild


Anza Borrego State Park, California, 2007.


I am reading again Jon Krakauer’s book “Into the Wild”. I am completely fascinated by the story and I really loved the movie. A friend of mine offered me the soundtrack by Eddie Vedder and I listen to it very often when I am working on my paintings. Although I am not independent and radical enough to imagine – and make - a journey away from the civilization like Chris McCandless did, his odyssey echoes deeply in me. I always loved the landscapes of the Western United States, I am attracted to them since I was a teenager. I feel definitely alive when I am there, surrounded by emptiness, rocks, endless horizons...

Something extremely strong is happening in those plains and canyons. I take a lot of pictures of the desert when I go there with my family. And then I work with those pictures in my paintings.

3 comments:

J and J said...

Welcome to the Blog World Michele! Yours is definitely beautiful...

janella said...

I'm glad you have the link to the Eddie Vedder video. He's wonderful (and he's going to be here at the Spreckels in April...)but I digress. It's interesting to hear the perspective of someone who saw the movie before reading the book.

Mélanie said...

Fredo loved this movie and I tell you a secret : she cried . I didn't , I love the message in it ..wonderful movie and I love the photos of nature on it