These are cards from paintings with ashes and charcoal from the fires that dried the paintings.
It gave the paintings a natural body.
There is a surprising amount of different shades of ashes.
And there is something about the structure it adds.
It became a series of landscapes.
Places to walk into, to explore, to take root in, to lean into, to look up to, to be nourished by.
For a place can be like a well.
An instant feels of home, a magnetic pull towards the ground.
Giving. Making your energy rise.
You merely need to follow a clear water sound.
“We tend to think of landscapes as affecting us most strongly when we are in them or on them,
when they offer us the primary sensations of touch and sight.
But there are also the landscapes we bear with us in absentia,
those places that live on in memory long after they have withdrawn in actuality,
and such places - retreated to most often when we are most remote from them -
are among the most important landscapes we possess.”
Robert Macfarlane, The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot