A glacial erratic is a piece of rock that differs from the size and type of rock native to the area in which it rests. In the Adirondacks these rocks are also known as Wabeeks. These huge rock beings were pushed all the way from the Laurentians to the Adirondacks by glaciers. I find this fact most fascinating as I too have arrived with a car full of paintings from the Laurentians which feel like they have found their home here in the Adirondacks.
A bronze sculpture of the elusive mountain lion done by local artist PJ LaBarge greets me as I pull into the driveway. I am thrilled to see where I will be spending my next few days, in the coziest guest cottage in the world, nestled into the hillside above Lac Saranac.
Held within this environment I begin to absorb the Adirondack landscape...feeling it's rocks and trees. Listening to its textures and sounds. Slowly getting to know its unique presence as I photograph and sketch for future paintings.
View of Indian's Pass across a lush meadow.
More to come in the next post on the Pop Up gallery held at this charming Adirondack home on Lake Saranac.