Tuesday, May 18, 2010
i'm always coming back to Watt. it seems that whatever personal journey and growth i stumble into, i can find some kind of example or inspiration with this dude. this time, apart from the always stunning thunderbroom explorations, it's his daily practices that i'm particularly stoked on. he's got an art show of a bunch of photos that he's taken while on sunrise missions out in the waves. it's not so much about the photos, it's about being the pedaler and the paddler and these images being sort of proof and tracks of all that. the Daily Practice proper is something i'm trying to get a hold of again, and hopefully, being able to someday get to the point where there's no need for the proof or the tracks anymore in and of themselves as artworks or whatever, but as way to connect to others in much the same way i'm connecting to the Spirit Of Watt: the images become the electrical cord to let the electricity flow, not the lamp itself.
here's something about that:
"I was in love w/early morning but never thought of taking pictures. you know, pedro faces east - much different than the other so cal water towns and that's what we got: sunrises and not really sunsets. I started paddling maybe seven years ago. I love my kayak and it's above-the-waist action so it gives my knees a break (I paddle tuesdays, thursdays and saturdays) - I had surgeries on them in my early twenties (I'm fiftytwo now) cuz I was born w/them bad (gift from my pop's danish ma) and fuck, my pop was a sailor - an engine room cat (chief, machinist mate) so why not be my own engine room? so I'm a paddler besides a pedaler. I have a waterproof camera for when I'm in the 'yak and then one for pedaling I carry in kind of a purse the goes over my shoulder crosswise."
and another thing:
this is what it sounds like, man!:
and speaking of photos and good vibes:
danielle has a great new site to showcase her amazing photography.
look at it