Sight Lines


Shed ©2013 Bo Mackison

Look at everything. Don’t close your eyes to the world around you.
Look and become curious and interested in what there is to see. ~ John Cage

Look at everything.
Barbed wire fence that separates road from range.
Stick-branched stunted tree. Clumps of grasses, golden-browned by the sun.
A corrugated shed, rusting; its door swung open.

Or waiting?

The sight line that divides the heavens and the earth.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.  She is wandering in southeastern Arizona, but she is not lost.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Gandalf says:

    Not abandoned; I’d say waiting.

    I do love the lines in this photo and the mountains in the distance.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      I love finding old or abandoned out-buildings — middle of nowhere. They always seem to tell me a story.

  2. A really interesting study of the ‘horizontal’. Well seen!!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Horizontal is easy — barbed wire is everywhere, and the horizon is flat when I’m in a basin (as opposed to a range)

  3. Love everything about this image, Bo. Well done, dearie. XO!

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