Two opportunities for travel this month have had me in places that both share endless summer day-light hours. Suns that never set, light that never darkens, it's been new way of looking at the world this season.
The first week of June, I visited Alaska (Anchorage and around Seward and the Kenai Fjords). And recently I returned from Sweden (Goteborg and Stockholm). Both trips were full of inspiration and welcomed respits from a busy 2014 in the studio. But time away from the board does limit an artist's out-put. I now feel the overwhelming, near-physical urge to express the images conjured in my head from rubbing against other cultures and historys. I'm looking forward to the rest of the summer and fall, staying put in the studio, gelling new ideas along with other ongoing projects.