To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it
Beware of silent dogs and still waters.
1. Pure joy
2. Mole hill
3. St. Augustine grass
4. Elysian Fields.
In Greek mythology, Elysium (Greek) was a section of the Underworld (the spelling Elysium is a Latinization of the Greek
word Elysion). Elysium is an obscure and mysterious name that evolved from a designation of a place or person struck by lightning,
enelysion, enelysios. Alternately, scholars have also suggested that Greek Elysion may instead derive from the Egyptian term
ialu (older iaru), meaning "reeds," with specific reference to the "Reed fields" (Egyptian: sekhet iaru
/ ialu), a paradisiacal land of plenty where the dead hoped to spend eternity. The Elysian fields, or sometimes Elysian plains,
were the final resting place of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous.
Sophie Besemer (1987? - 2003)
Elysian Park, The oldest public park in Los Angeles,
Established in 1886.
ANIMAL Installation (2006)