Day One - Serendipity
It was the first morning of collaborating in a project with local artist Kathy Hofmann. A landscape artist of the Hudson River School. I have known and respected her and her work since moving here to the Driftless a few years ago. On my way to pick her up to begin exploring the countryside I became very distracted by the roadside view. So much so that it was many miles later that I realized that I had missed my turn down the road to her family's Homestead. The aim was for her to guide me to the places in the landscape that she's been studying for her next pieces, and also looking for new settings. Fortunately it's the very area I spent a few weeks exploring this past July. Talk about timing! Anyway, I think we drove less than mile back the way I had just passed. Without any prompting from me, she chose the very landscape that had caused me to miss her road! I knew right then that this was going to be an amazing photo essay that is intended to span over the the next few months.