Artist and poet, kindred spirits

PCEI has a poet-in-residence, Karen Trujillo. She writes in a little cabin, lovingly dubbed the Artist Studio. Meeting by chance, we quickly fell into a discussion about the topic at hand—wind.

From her observatory at the top of the hill, she’s felt as she were on a raft in a vast sea of grasses swaying in rhythm with wind currents. I invited her to collaborate for Artwalk. Karen plans to write a poem to display along with photographs, and I’ll create a sculpture that celebrates the wind. It’s inspiring to find someone  who speaks freely of thoughts that move past the ordinary, the everyday, to that other realm:

Things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life. — Rainer Maria Rilke