Swamp Friends

Big Swamp, two days, Aten

Quoting the artist Patricia Johanson in Art and Survival (2006), writing about her project Endangered Garden: “This fusion of form, function, and ecological system that I want the visitor to discover, and its pervasiveness from microcosm to macrocosm, often lies along a mucky path.  I believe such unfolding relationships require individual wanderings, the considered pause, and knowledge acquired over time…”.

Here’s to friends human, floral, and faunal, with feathers and with scales and with bites taken, and time along mucky paths.

(Above, my sketches from canoe, in sequence, two days in the Okefenokee last week).

Nancy Aten