BEAUTIFUL MADNESS

THE ARTWORK and INSPIRATION OF REGAN ROSBURG
Feet… My favorite/least favorite part….

Feet… My favorite/least favorite part….

Hour long walk at city park, watching cherry trees bloom and spring finally come to Colorado. Love this place so much:)

New small deceased bird study… for my new black water piece…

New small deceased bird study… for my new black water piece…

Small bird in progress…

Small bird in progress…

            Photo shoot with artist Ken Sanville and my goose wings…

            Photo shoot with artist Ken Sanville and my goose wings…

One Square Foot of Denver's Platte River

Yesterday I was running on the Platte River, which was rushing fuller and higher from the recent snow fall.  When I’d finished running, I did what I always do and I sat by the bank to think.  Without really noticing, I began collecting bits of flotsam collecting between two rocks.  I could not believe how much was trapped, with more rushing down the river in an endless, steady stream of crap.  This photo sequence is of all the pieces, together and separate, from one square foot of river.  As Captain Charles Moore (Plastic Ocean) recently put it on the nightly news, the waterways lead to the ocean, which is the lowest level on earth.  Keeping in mind that 34% of trash on beaches and in the great ocean garbage patches is cigarette butts, perhaps consider disposing of yours in a waste can next time you want to flick it.  It could end up in the stomach of a fish or bird, killing it.  What we do matters. We cannot completely control anything in this life, but we can manage our behavior on a personal level of conscientiousness.  Incidentally, this post is on my academic MFA blog. 

                                                       Photo shoot with my dead things…  

First time lapse ever… made this painting entirely from sugar and melted it with water…