In the spring of 2012 I was invited for an artist's residency at Brush Creek Ranch near Saratoga, Wyoming. I flew into Denver and drove from there. Once I neared the CO/WY border I encountered a new kind of sensation with 'the feeling that no one was there'. I had never before been - just me - out in the landscape, and this provided a new kind of inspiration and feeling of possibility that stayed with me throughout my time working in Wyoming.
Composer Iddo Aharony and I had been talking about collaborating for a year or so. One summer day Iddo and I sat together while he, somewhat magically, from my point of view, compiled this sound piece from audio recordings I had taken at a wedding feast in Essouaira, Morocco, adding + musical ideas. The sound piece is a compilation of a number of tracks of Gnawaa music which I recorded on the same day I bought the pigments that are predominant in this piece.
Winds is now in the permanent collection of The Blanchard, a gem of a French restaurant a few blocks' walk from my studio. The Blanchard was named Chicago's Best New Restaurant in 2016 by both Chicago Magazine and The Chicago Tribune.