Short is the little time which remains to thee of life.
Live as on a mountain.
– Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Mountains are for winds,
That shake not, though they blow perpetually.
– William Shakespeare
Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountains yields.
– Christopher Marlowe, 1564 – 1593
A path is a prior interpretation of the
best way to traverse a landscape.
— Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking
My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of church going.
– Aldous Huxley
Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
– Alice Walker
We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it.
– Lawrence Durrell
A fine landscape is like a piece of music;
it must be taken at the right tempo.
– Paul Scott Mowrer
‘I am watching you — are you watching yourself in me?’
To tune in, without reverence, idly — but with real inward attention…
You can extract the essence of a place once you know how.
If you just get as still as a needle, you’ll be there.
U P C O M I N G E X H I B I T I O N S
CHRIS BEETLES FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHS
3-5 Swallow Street
London W1B 4DE
September 7 – 24, 2011
2525 Michigan Ave #A1
Santa Monica, CA 90404
September 10 – December 1, 2011
735 Main Avenue
September 9 – October 21, 2011
Museum of Contemporary Art
December 1, 2011 – May 1, 2012