Documentation

It’s been two weeks since my last post. My friend, Flavie Beaudet, visited us in Arizona and her companionship took precedence over everything else. We enjoyed six days of sun and warmth in Sedona and Gila Bend—what a treat! As artists, art is never far from the conversation, and documenting what we witness is strong.

 © 2018 Louise Levergneux, cactus at the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Gila Bend

© 2018 Louise Levergneux, cactus at the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Gila Bend

I brought my studio outside once again as I absorbed my surroundings with an unconventional eye. As a lover of landscapes, I could finally share with a friend from back home what I perceived in this astonishing—stupéfiant environment.

Textures and colours of Arizona suited Flavie’s fierce sense of design. In the past, Moroccan patterns have influenced her creations.

 © 2017 Flavie Beaudet, first layer for a tabletop design

© 2017 Flavie Beaudet, first layer for a tabletop design

 © 2017 Flavie Beaudet, the second layer for a tabletop design

© 2017 Flavie Beaudet, the second layer for a tabletop design

 © 2017 Flavie Beaudet, several layers later, the finished tabletop

© 2017 Flavie Beaudet, several layers later, the finished tabletop

 © 2017 Flavie Beaudet, another Moroccan inspired tabletop

© 2017 Flavie Beaudet, another Moroccan inspired tabletop

We soon watched out for each other's obsessions. This past week, I was fixated on the sky with its fabulous clouds. More on that later.

 © 2018 Louise Levergneux, Phoenix sky

© 2018 Louise Levergneux, Phoenix sky

Flavie photographed motifs nature gifted within cacti, trees, desert plants, shadows, hay...

There were rocks to photograph...

 © 2018 Louise Levergneux, rocks at Gila Bend KOA Camping site

© 2018 Louise Levergneux, rocks at Gila Bend KOA Camping site

... then there were rocks.

 © 2018 Louise Levergneux, Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Gila Bend

© 2018 Louise Levergneux, Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Gila Bend

Since my camera was always in hand, I recorded Flavie documenting patterns. I’m looking forward to seeing what will become of this photographic archive of Arizona.

 © 2018 Louise Levergneux, on the way to document the desert

© 2018 Louise Levergneux, on the way to document the desert

 © 2018 Louise Levergneux, Flavie documenting at the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Gila Bend

© 2018 Louise Levergneux, Flavie documenting at the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Gila Bend

 © 2018 Louise Levergneux, Flavie stealing a shot of the Solana Generating Station near Gila Bend

© 2018 Louise Levergneux, Flavie stealing a shot of the Solana Generating Station near Gila Bend

 © 2018 Louise Levergneux, Flavie photographing hay on Citrus Valley Rd near Gila Bend

© 2018 Louise Levergneux, Flavie photographing hay on Citrus Valley Rd near Gila Bend

 © 2018 Louise Levergneux, Flavie photographing and enjoying an architect's work at Taliesin West, Phoenix

© 2018 Louise Levergneux, Flavie photographing and enjoying an architect's work at Taliesin West, Phoenix

We all document our thoughts and ideas in different ways, what is your process? I would love to hear.

 © 2018 Louise Levergneux, un bis pour toi

© 2018 Louise Levergneux, un bis pour toi