Centre D'Art i Natura
Now that we have our tickets, it seems more real. My painter friend Marina Broere
and I will spend three weeks in September at the Centre D'Art I Natura
, in the remote Catalan village of Farrera. This wonderful facility in the Pyrenees outside of Barcelona was established to provide a setting for those in the arts and the natural and social sciences to find common ground. Any person with a project or need for retreat/work time in one of these fields can apply for a residency. It is a time to enjoy quiet, productive work time, take long hikes in the beautiful mountains and fields, meet people from around the world, and feast on incredible dinners.
I took this photo during my previous stay there, in September of 2001, while out walking on one of the small gravel roads that lead off into the surrounding countryside. I'm extremely happy to be going back--it is a place that glows in my memory with a special magic. This time, I look forward to sharing the adventure with Marina--she will be a wonderful travel companion and I know we'll have a lot to talk about during our studio days there. As for that, I have an interesting project in mind--something that may be quite different from my usual work--but I'll say no more for now!