When I first heard about the Annular Solar Eclipse on its way to us on May 20th I knew immediately I had to be out on the Great Salt Lake when it happened. But I also had to find the right person to work with and my search turned up a beautiful and gifted sculptor named Dave who stepped effortlessly into my imaginations and delivered on the promise I'd seen in his pictures. Here are some early images from our shoot out on the far north end of The Great Salt Lake in Utah in an area I've now nicknamed Stonehenge. These were all crafted just before, during and just after the Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20th 2012.
For the beginning of our journey together as artists, sculptor David Pletsch crafted an animal totem from natural terra cotta clay and then offered it up to Mother Earth just as the Annular Solar Eclipse began on May 20th 2012. After offerings and blessings were made David left the totem there on the rock as a gift to the earth.
This is the first in a series wherein David will sculpt various offerings to the earth, leaving them where they were crafted as we move on from the setting towards a new destination in the wild places of Utah.