Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Why the Title of this Blog?

I chose the title "Mountains and Water" for two reasons. The first is that the Chinese term for landscape, especially in the context of painting, is literally mountains and water. The second reason is that the places I feel most at home seem to be products of the interactions between mountains and water, especially in the context of climbing, hiking or running. I'll continue to develop this theme but here's an illustration for now

Monday, February 19, 2007

Thinking about Nature, Art, and Climbing

This blog is part of a project to form my thoughts about what nature means to me. I'll be putting my thoughts online about landscape painting, writing, and rock climbing, and other topics of importance to me and perhaps to other readers.