Video: Artist in Wilderness Residency, Aspen, Colorado

White Canvas with Green Leaf 2

White Canvas with Green Leaf 2

Blue Canvas with White Columns

Blue Canvas with White Columns

Blue Canvas, Cloud

Blue Canvas, Cloud

White Canvas with Green Leaf

White Canvas with Green Leaf

White Canvas with Blue Light

White Canvas with Blue Light

White Canvas, Lyrical

White Canvas, Lyrical

White Canvas with Horizontal Line

White Canvas with Horizontal Line

Blue Canvas with Sharp Lines

Blue Canvas with Sharp Lines

White Canvas, Symmetry

White Canvas, Symmetry

Blue Canvas, Soft Lines

Blue Canvas, Soft Lines

White Canvas with Dark Shadows

White Canvas with Dark Shadows

During my artist residency in Aspen, Colorado, I visited the Benedict Music Tent  (at Aspen Meadows) early one evening. I was struck by the shadows of the Aspen trees dancing on the tent’s canvas. The tree's shadows created a lyrical play of textures, curved lines and “drawings” on the tent’s edge and canvas. They reminded me of Japanese art, so graceful and elegant, mysterious and elusive with the changing of the light. In that brief moment in time, the Aspen trees turned these canvas structures into a space of sanctity and beauty.

© 2015 by Hagit Cohen

Tree Pods images at a show opening in Oakland, CA.