By Craig Chalquist
Inland of its spectacularly busy and famously scenic coast, and round the edges of its large vital Valley, California extends itself right into a mysteriously introverted land of dry deserts, tall mountains, historical lakes, and solitary valleys. To pay attention deeply to the myths, legends, and pictures emanating from this arc of isolation calls for an open-hearted inquiry from border to frame and Sierra to open sea.
THE TEARS OF LLORONA took the historic, ecological, and imaginal pulse of the unique challenge counties of California alongside El Camino actual from San Diego to Sonoma. VENTRAL DEPTHS sampled alchemical and mythic motifs within the primary Valley. EDGES, PEAKS, AND VALES strikes the terrapsychological concentration to the inner edges of California, and as a result to these of a quintessentially place-based recognition attuned to its startlingly sentient surroundings.
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