David Abbott

Landscaping III

Collecting together more thoughts and finds on landscape and painting.

From Geography as Generosity: An Afternoon with Barry Lopez by Robert MacFarlane:

  • "To be able to disaggregate and denote the elements of your home ground is not to practice an Adamic, possessive form of naming, but rather to sharpen perception—and to begin to honor the immense complexities, human and more-than-human, of a given landscape and its communities. Good place-language, well used, opens onto mystery, grows knowledge, and summons wonder...The terrain beyond the city fringe has become progressively more understood in terms of large generic units (field, hill, valley, wood) and as such, more exploitable. Landscape has become blandscape."

March 31, 2023

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