As I sit and listen to the swaying coconut trees in Tulum, Mexico, I have had a chance to unplug from the day-to-day work world and tap into the majestic Mayan land in it's beautiful abundance. I am currently reading Todd Mouton's new book "Way Down in Louisiana" which is all about the roots of Zydeco music and the trailblazing path Clifton Chenier paved for so many after him. Reading about all of the small clubs that they used to play in the 1950s and 60s, and reading about the Louisiana towns like Cankton, Franklin, Sunset and Lake Charles, keeps my heart grounded in what inspires my project.
I have decided since the land possesses so important a factor in the inspiration of each artist, I need to include my portrait of the land in the same manner as each artist. I need to ask the land the questions I ask of the artist, I need to listen intently on what she says and feels. Any great documentary on any subject needs to have intense communication with every participant.
I am very much looking forward to this communion with a new community of swamp, prairie, and highland.