Ocotillo Wells, California. December 19, 2012
Photo: Lieve Jerger
Ocotillo Wells. California (December 20, 2012)
"This is where I wanted to be for my birthday – in the desert, surrounded by an expanse of beautifully rounded rocks. Here at last I am a realist, the rounded boulders mimicking my lithographs. While the winds have cleared away the softer rock and debris, these shapes have endured. Like works of art, these concretions survive in an unforgiving setting. I walk around touching them and knowing how long it took for them to be revealed here and now."
Herlinde Spahr, from the Notebooks