New Moon Video :: Goldwater

In June of 2018 my family and I are moving to Costa Rica.  Before we leave, my husband Hansel and I have decided to create a project together that is part love letter and part thanksgiving to the beautiful state of Arizona that we have made our home for the last 11 years.  

As a family we are visiting places that are near and dear to our hearts and connecting with them in the ways we do best as individual artists — I through painting, Hansel through video and photography.  

Each month we will release our video collaboration on the New Moon — which to us signifies new beginnings as well as the end of a cycle.  My intention with these paintings is not to paint what I see — but rather to connect with the Earth more intimately and express my sincerest gratitude for all that this land and this time here has both taught and given me.  

You can view our New Moon videos HERE

Today I introduce our fourth video in our series: Goldwater


This is one of those moments where words feel slippery.

It’s our fourth video in, and I’m feeling a big shift happen.

We returned back to Prescott because we can never get enough of this place.

And anyways that’s what you do when you live in Phoenix, Arizona and you want a reprieve from the 110+ degrees Fahrenheit Summer heat.  You sneak away to the Ponderosa Pines and higher elevation. You dip your toes into the lake.

But fore me, what I wanted to commune with in this painting is that big blue sky that I’ll probably miss the most about Arizona.

It is all expansive. All knowing.  All watching as my life here in Arizona has unfolded.

How could I not take this moment finally to say thank you.

So welcome to another New Moon Video.

Another chance of practicing what it feels like to end one cycle and begin the next.

Hansel and I hope you enjoy our little family adventure.

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Connie Solera
connie@dirtyfootprints-studio.com