A summer trip to Yellowstone added to an ever ongoing accumulation of sensory experiences. Color, texture, smell, sound, transparency, opacity invigorate the creative juices similar to the hot, bubbling liquids rising to the surface. Inviting and dangerous, simultaneously. It is as trapper Jim Bridger (1850’s) stated, “the place where hell bubbled up.” We all want to jump in but know better. Just as we all want to touch artwork (go ahead and admit it) but know and understand the consequences as well. Respect of our surroundings, man-made or natural are necessary for we are many on this planet. Nature is awesome from the wild, aggressive geothermal to our very own nuanced, cultivated backyard. Art does the same for me. So, go ahead and touch, with your mind.