Judith DesBrisay      
contemporary artist

Profundo

acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 inches

Argentina 1999: high Andean steppes with soaring volcanic peaks and saline lakes; dense, subtropical cloud forests; multi-hued mountains; storm-scoured quebradas (canyons); pampas; varied grasslands; Patagonian heights. Tierra del Fuego.

At the other-earthly Quebrada de Cafeyete, the red sandstone is eroded into diverse, distinctive forms. Spellbound, we observed a lone traveller, his indigenous clothing rustling slightly as he walked slowly through the surreal space. He played a reed flute; its haunting melody reverberated from La Garganta del Diablo (The Devil’s Throat) canyon walls.

Forever imprinted, a heart-stopping echo of ineffable beauty.

Perimeter Institute permanent collection