Pauline, I have been thinking about your question about landscape and how we respond to it and have a couple of personal responses to it for you. This image was made in Africa 3 years ago. I found it whilst browsing and the “ordinariness” of it struck me. I recalled standing in this open plain and being struck by the colour of the day, the quality of the light and the gathering clouds above the mountains. Just the way I remembered Africa as a child. Familiarity, home, comfort. At the same time nothing spectacular and all important, a moment in which I felt free, happy to be alive, connected, a child again!
My soul seldom soars like it does when it connects to the landscape. This landscape is so much of who I am, it goes back to the beginning, perhaps even beyond this life time, It has influenced how I think and feel.