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RETURNING from Wild Places…

While I’ve been any number of places since I’ve last published a post, I’ve written more than a few drafts to continue working on when life calms a bit… as if that will actually happen!

This image of a skylight seems to reflect the spacey complexity I feel…

So to break my fast I’ll share images made earlier this this week when we made a short “escape” to visit a friend who lives in Port Townsend… in a home as idiosyncratic as was its maker Nils… who also made this door for the “portal” between the entry & the guest bedroom of Soundcliff… our home here on Vashon Island. The door was a gift from our deep brother-friend Malcolm, who we were visiting.

Nils was  obviously influenced by Hundertwasser & Gaudi, using sculptural techniques & mosaic in  wild colors & unexpected materials. This was his personal home before his death… a concentrated dose of his juicy creativity!

He loved using bottle caps for color & texture… & mirrors to play with reflected light… but I love best the mosaic quilts he created of stained, recycled lathing.

He wallowed in various patterns side by side…

The shower is similarly unusual…
He repeated the notion in shards of mirror in the deep window frames, bringing fractured light & reflected landscape as seeming solid confusion to a bedroom…

 

A smaller bath exists in the shower… ultimately not very useful. but…

The curve of the door to the cabinet collects many mysteries…

The bed nook

The exterior continues in-kind…

Soaring stucco sculpture hinting familiar simulations & stimulations in vaguely inviting precarious spaces with

Rather pure ephemerality…

Adieu! We are off to a next adventure…

I can only celebrate such an example of belief & hope allowing support for a great dare…

After hopping the ferry to Whidbey Island for lunchthe one to Soundcliff

Here is the backside of our door… one of Nil’s “quilts” made of recycled wood lath.:

Here’s my selfie inside the mirrors.

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