|Message from Cecil P Whitt
STEVE ROACH, the desert is a place of "beauty, stark vastness, magnificent vistas and silence," a space that "provides a more direct path to the deeper self and the source of one's artistic impulses."
"Wilderness, wilderness . . . We scarcely know what we mean by the term, though the sound of it draws all whose nerves and emotions have not yet been irreparably stunned, deadened, numbed by the caterwauling of commerce, the sweating scramble for profit and domination.
“I am here not only to evade for a while the clamor and filth of confusion of the cultural apparatus but also to confront, immediately and directly if it’s possible, the bare bones of existence, the elemental and fundamental, the bedrock which sustains us”