Lucid Stead: an Illusion by Phillip K Smith III

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Against a barren landscape in California High Desert a 70 year old shack has faithfully stood.  Sunrise after sunrise, cool nightfall after nightfall, everyday the same…until that is, it met up with Phillip K Smith III. He calls it Lucid Stead. Rocking this little cabins world, the artist covered its mortar in mirrors giving the illusion that the cabin is see-through. Crazy colorful lights fill the window and door frames as dusk comes over the still horizon. The artist explains, “When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change. One might see blue, red, and yellow… But looking down and walking ten feet to a new location reveals that the windows are now orange, purple and green.”

Photographs © Steven King courtesy of Royale projects : contemporary art

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Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.

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