TCLF 18th Annual Silent Auction
April Philips is excited to donate one of her pencil drawings to The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s 18th annual Silent Auction 2022. Titled “Lands End Dreamtime” the piece uses 314 draughting pencil on mylar and rice paper. With the Conference being in san Francisco this year, Lands End is the western most portion of San Francisco where land, horizon and sea blend into the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. It is a place that resonates keenly with those of us on land who hear the siren song of the sea – the crashing of waves at the cliffs below; the songs of sea birds as they soar above; the salty smell in a breath of air that beckons a journey to far-off places beyond the distant horizon.
This piece envisions extending the experience of leaving the continent behind to answer that siren song more completely. The journey proceeds down the cliffs, through the ruins of Sutro Baths that hug the shoreline, and onward across the ocean via suspension bridge to a Sea Tower outlook. There, leaving land behind, enveloped by the ocean all around you, the immersion becomes a fully realized lullaby of the sea.
The auction is held in conjunction with the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, TCLF’s annual online silent auction features works created by landscape architects, architects, artists, photographers, and others. In recent years, the auction has been hosted exclusively online and included pieces by Michael Kenna, Pat Pickett, Martha Schwartz, Michael Van Valkenburgh and Elyn Zimmerman. All auction proceeds benefit TCLF’S education and advocacy initiatives.