SONNETS IN THE SAND
Europeans brought many things with them to The New World — philosophies, theologies, recipes and books, namely Shakespeare and the Bible. Over the years we've held tight to these things, so tight, in fact, we failed to experience the philosophies, theologies, recipes and stories already here, here all along. SONNETS IN THE SAND is a public art project about love and letting go. It begins with William Shakespeare and ends with an offering of hair. Subsequent to her time on the coast, the artist will have her hair cut in recognition of the national apology to the Native Americans signed by President Barack Obama in 2009.
THE EMPTY CUP
There is an old Zen story about teacups and emptiness and how we cannot be filled until we are empty. SONNETS IN THE SAND is about emptying ourselves so we can return, as pilgrims, to the New World, completely open to the experience before us. Once we've honored and let go of Shakespeare, we'll be better able to honor the native lands and cultures. To mark this subtle, internal shift, we'll fast from sundown to sunrise on the last day of scribing and sit in silent meditation. The next day, we'll break camp. It is hoped a personal journey ensues from this work for all scribes.
The artist dedicates this work to her friend and favorite brother, Richard C. Allin, Jr., and to his true love wherever she may be. Thank you for your generous support!!
Kalaloch National Park Campground is on Highway 101 at milepost 157. Kalaloch operates on a reservation system from 15 Jun - 02 Sep. The price is $16 during the reservation period and $12 before and after, reverts back to first come first served.
157151 Highway 101
Forks, WA 98331