Friday, March 6, 2009
This Great Sky
I know so little about Africa. When we planned the trip, I kept forgetting how to pronounce the country of Namibia, home of the largest sand dunes in the world. It gained independence from South Africa in 1990 and its capital city is Windhoek. Named after the Namib Desert, it is the second most sparsely populated country in the world (after Mongolia). The sky is a clear cloudless perfect blue that I named "Namibian blue." Most of the country is desert. It is a land of sunburned places, red sands and dry mountains. Exceptional beauty and quiet solitude abound.
This mixed media piece, entitled This Great Sky attempts to capture the beauty and solitude.