Words from a friend

In a warm but firm rejoinder to a world addicted to spectacle, Shelley Zentner’s landscapes quietly insist that the most majestic power on Earth is not born of human effort, but instead resides in what the poet Dylan Thomas called “the force that through the green fuse drives the flower.” She discovers that force in …

The Art of Ashtanga

The Art of Ashtanga  drawings are part of a collaboration with yoga master Laura Josephy of Tahoe Yoga Shala. Laura commissioned drawings of every Asana (pose) in the Aṣṭāṅga Primary Series for the training manual to accompany her Teacher Training and Mysore Style Apprenticeship in 2019. There are 74 drawings, one for each pose in the series.  Photographs …

When the Caldor Fire ripped through the south side of the Tahoe Sierra last summer, it burnt more than 221,000 acres of forest between Grizzly Flats and Echo Summit and on both sides of Christmas Valley. It was a scary time for residents when the smoke-filled skies and erratic weather caused another layer of uncertainty for people …

Charcoal

After the Caldor fire of 2021, our landscape was changed forever. We now live in the green heart of a burnt forest, miraculously saved by the wind and relentless firefighting. We were evacuated for three weeks. Christmas Valley was saved, but sadly other communities such as Grizzly Flats were completely destroyed. I watched a mushroom …

Portrait study, Aristedes Workshop Oil on Linen 10 x 8″