The Great Grayness

The Great Blueness and other Predicaments, a book from my childhood, is about a colorless, gray city. When colors spilled from the cauldrons of a magician/chemist, the population was in turns blinded, agitated and depressed by the introduction of the colors yellow, red and blue. When the 3 primaries were carefully blended, harmony was restored and the city bloomed with color. But imagine if the colors kept on blending, and blending again, their world would be restored to a nuanced, liminal, dreamlike gray. That is the world I am living in right now. IMG_2633

IMG_2635In a different world, five hours East of Laugarvatn, I saw the otherworldly blue of glacier ice floating in a lagoon.  This is a small quick sketch of the ice, with the glacier in the background, about 8"x 6".IMG_2637

It was incredibly exciting to sit with this view and try to capture some of the colors.  It was also a deeply peaceful moment, time frozen, with silence all around except for the muffled sound of dripping water.  I am hoping for two days of good weather in the forecast for October, then I can go back to this site for a two day ice-painting marathon.