sounds from the base of a mountain * Installation at Current in Baltimore, MD
sounds from the base of a mountain was a solo exhibition of handmade chimes and rock sculptures installed at Current Space in Baltimore, MD. Imagining the gallery space as a meandering garden in which to stop and pause, viewers were urged to carefully engage with the sculptures and listen with small movements. Most of these photos were taken by Julianne Hamilton!
I respectfully find solace and inspiration in Rene Daumal's The Art of Climbing Mountains: "You cannot always stay on the summits. You have to come down again . . . So what's the point? Only this: what is above knows what is below, what is below does not know what is above. While climbing, take note of all the difficulties along your path. During the descent, you will no longer see them, but you will know that they are there if you have observed carefully. There is an art to finding your way in the lower regions by the memory of what you have seen when you were higher up. When you can no longer see, you can at least still know. . . Keep your eyes fixed on the way to the top, but don't forget to look at your feet. The last step depends on the first."