In the middle of a field empty from horizon to horizon I wandered beneath empty skies until the fog appeared and I changed direction toward the emerging mass of white devouring the sky. I wandered faithfully but with diminishing hope that at the end of this journey I would find salvation.
I wandered toward a hill with Joshua tree standing tall there sitting in the shade upon a rock a man. With flowers in their hair the girls dance under the cactus free of concrete city bonds flailing limbs the desert gains life and voice.
I was wandering in the desert flat until I reached the hills there stood a man under a cactus and the cactus flowered purple. I said hello met with silence the wind toyed with red beads and grey beard.
Moments I feel disconnected from the activity surrounding and swallowing me. The words heavy, actions sharp, the light too much to see. I want to live peacefully and cast a wide net but the fields are overgrown, the boulders too large, the obstacles too many. Those we do not know beyond what we are fed […]
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Desert Breath is a land-based art project in the middle of the Sahara Desert that was finished in 1997 and is still standing today. This installation brings together many concepts and ideals, mixing art with nature (sand, rock, water, mountains), and the profound and delicate path we walk within both. http://www.danaestratou.com/projects/exterior/desert-breath