Obras Foundation residency, Portugal

 view of the cork oak trees from my room 

view of the cork oak trees from my room 

At my first residency in east central Portugal. Lovely rolling landscape of cork trees, olive groves and vineyards. have settled into "Portugal time",

Allowing the creative process to direct me instead of pushing. I am inspired  by the ubiquitous cork oak tree, it's pruning over the decades forcing it's gnarled limbs every which way.

And beyond this tree "farm" is the watchful eye of Evoramonte, a medieval fortress town perched high above the landscape, witness to human inspiration and folly in all it's variations.