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DRAWING FROM WITHIN

7 THE CLIFF PALACE OF MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, COLORADO

THE SPACE WHERE I AM
Wind, light, sound, silence. Drawing amidst
the elements can be meditative and teach
us to embrace complexity, including both
changes over time and differing points
of view. Five years ago, I journeyed to an
immense and powerful place called Islands
in the Sky, in Canyonlands National Park,
Utah. After a few minutes of drawing the
outline of this very complex landscape, a
tremendous lightning storm flashed down
upon us, forcing us to flee. It would take
me another three years before I was able to
spend a full week there. Yet, this is a place
where the passage of time is necessary if
we are to achieve understanding. Wind and
light are part of the experience of such large,
high-desert landscapes. I needed to sit still
in the landscape, trying to differentiate
the textures, capture the changing light
and come to terms with the forms of the
seemingly infinite middle ground, before
this place would reveal all it could be.
I AM STILL: THE LANDSCAPE IN MOTION
Always the first quick sketches are messy,
but alive. Over time, iteration after iteration,
they distill and refine into compositions that
reveal complex relationships in the land.
The drawing of Island in the Sky finally
captures the middle ground (Drawing 6).
It is the depth of field that matters here:
photographs cannot reveal these depths in
the way that a drawing can. The drawing
of Great Basin National Park, Nevada
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(Drawing 5) also depicts the middle ground
with its rock, snow and vegetation, and
I worked to capture the dynamics in the
landscape itself: the movement from the
top of the mountain to its base, which
joins the foreground to the background
continuously. There is more movement
still in the drawing of the Cliff Palace
of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
(Drawing 7) where the dwellings rise up in
the direction of the rock cornice, the lines

8 PIAZZA NAVONA, ROME, ITALY: QUICK SKETCHBOOK
DRAWING MADE WHILE WALKING

of the drawing persuading the viewer to
move as well.
Ideally, my sketches convey the lines of
the landscape and its movement, sharing
a sense of place and time with the viewer.
Each place I draw, whether the busy chaos
of an antique city or the vast and eons-old
topography of the Canyonlands, presents
me with new ways of seeing, new points of
view and new lines of sight.
caroline.lavoie@usu.edu



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2017

TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
COLLABORATORS | COLLABORATEURS
PROLOGUE
ESSAY | ESSAI
Après le désordre vient le beau temps
A Fine Mess
Biophilic City
“I Am the Space Where I Am”
OPINION
Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
Messiness by Intention
CRITIQUE
@landtecanada Taking It With You
THE LAST WORD | LE MOT DE LA FIN
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - cover1
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - COLLABORATORS | COLLABORATEURS
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - PROLOGUE
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - ESSAY | ESSAI
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 22
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Après le désordre vient le beau temps
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - A Fine Mess
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Biophilic City
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - “I Am the Space Where I Am”
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - OPINION
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 50
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 53
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Messiness by Intention
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - CRITIQUE
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - @landtecanada Taking It With You
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