Kaz and I wanted to experience Sharon Holnback's "Atmospherics" before it closes next week. So we texted her and she suggested meeting in the Triangle L Ranch Gallery after the board meeting of the Oracle Cemetery Association on which we all serve. We know Sharon as a friend and brilliant local creative. Her vision and hard work inform GLOW which is an illuminated trail carved out of ranch property that has gained international attention for its innovative immersion in mind boggling installations of light and shape. So we anticipated something out of the ordinary. We got that and more.
On our visit to Sharon's domain, in addition to admiring her work, she spoke of the two weeks she recently spent on retreat at the Morris Graves Foundation. It's a one- person-at-a time thing into which gaining entry is beyond difficult. Graves himself, a genius creative who passed away more than two decades ago, was something of a mystic when it came to artistic expression. Sharon's portfolio of accomplishment seems to fall into that fold.
Now I'm left wondering where all this comes from. You may wonder too if you venture over to the Triangle L before it's too late.
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Kaz and I moved to Oracle in 1979. The house we bought dated to the late 1940s. With little advance knowledge of the place, we set out to build a new life together, intending to settle in and raise a family.