For the last two days I was listening to "The Lost City of Z" by David Grann. It chronicles one journalists research and journey into the Amazon, like so many before him, in search of what happen to Percy Fawcett.
A grand explorer of his day, Fawcett had an idea that, in the Amazon, there was an ancient lost city which he gave the title, "Z." This city was proof that civilized tribes had and could exists in the jungle, a notion that was harshly rejected at the time.
It was a captivating tale of struggle and obsession.
It got me thinking about what I would like to accomplish in this new year. I admire the tenacity of Fawcett, who refused to give up on his dream in the face of the harshness of the jungle.
It seems silly to complain or feel defeated by the every day things in life after reading about the absolute hell he and so many others went through.
It's a good read and if you like adventure and discovery, this book might be a good fit.
I've started the new year smack dab in the middle of preparing for my show in February. Paint, paint, paint seems to be my life for the next month. And I'm just a pleased as I can be about it.
I'm also going to be releasing a limited edition silkscreen print for the show - a first for me. I'm excited to explore this avenue of my work. An adventure for sure.
See it in progress here.