Astrid Preston, Between Earth and Silence

Astrid Preston; Between Earth and Silence   “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   “…like a night wind in the pines or like the sea in the dark the echo of everything that has ever been spoken still spilling its one syllable between earth and silence” ~W.S. Merwin   By Gary Brewer When words fail…

Collaboration Becomes Transformation

Collaboration Becomes Transformation By Jackie Bell Johnson Through January 6th    Pulling The Forest Along The Road, which opened November 5th at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana is the culmination of a massive year-and-a-half long effort of collaboration, transformation, and discovery. The artists, Diana Markessinis and Darren Petersen were given the opportunity to…

Jeanne Dunn: Seeing Trees for the Forest

Jeanne Dunn: Seeing Trees for the Forest an essay by Shana Nys Dambrot Published in the Huffington Post, June 12th, 2015 The hill of St. Cloud rises up before me on the left, the trees are bending over me to shadow me, the way is smooth and never-ending. It is full sunlight and the roads…