Just back from the Arizona desert after an incredible three days of creative immersion, adventure and retreat with my best friend, photographer Stacy Keck, and 1,500 other high vibe folks for the fourth annual FORM festival in Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti.
– Sharing intimate space with a diverse, highly curated group of genuinely curious, kind and fun human beings
– Sitting mere feet from a few of the more talented musicians and performance artists of our generation for intimate concerts that are still living in me a week later… Moses Sumney, Solange, Father John Misty, James Blake, Future Islands, Hundred Waters, Tycho
– Sunrise yoga and breath work in the unforgiving early morning desert sun with Tabitha Rose
– A magical hike down the mesa, into the canyon and back up onto the facing mesa for views back onto Arcosanti
– The whipping winds that made their way up the canyon and through the open-air Vault to grace all of us with a natural healing as we lie in the shade on the green grass under olive trees
– The effort of the members of the Phoenix Astronomical Society who set up ten telescopes on the roof of the main amphitheater so that we were able to see Jupiter up close!
– The DJ setup next to the ice cold swimming pool so that we could water dance and splash when the heat was high
– Paolo Soleri’s incredible vision and masterpiece of a city that provided the perfect playground for exploring and hiding and climbing around back like when we were kids
– Arcosanti’s famed Soleri windbells chiming and tinging in the winds
I could go on and on.. but really just want to thank Hundred Waters, Moses Sumney and the people of Arcosanti for allowing us to come and live in their space for this past weekend. This was one of the most restorative, serendipitous, amazing weekends of my life. Thank you.