Thursday, August 04, 2011

Summer of Fire

This summer, the fires surrounding Los Alamos glowed across the miles as I witnessed the desert’s death and rebirth through my studio window. Man and the universe are intertwined. Humanity is the best that life has to offer and like the universe, our capacity to exist is forever expanding. Only our fear can contain the scope of creation. - North

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


I spent the morning listening to La Bohème, while my thirteen-year-old finished reading The Iliad. I have long loved opera because it is all consuming. Also, I must admit that I have always been partial to how Puccini plays toward my romanticized sense of the world. -North