imagine your are asked to go for a 20 minutes walk, and collect the widest array of natural textures you can find. interesting, right? usually we pick our subjects by sight. sometimes we even see the texture, assume we know what it feels like, and never fully explore it once in hand. these three wildly varied textures happened to snuggle up together on my specimen table recently. it’s got me thinking about the haptic. what if i went out to find a collection of subjects with my eyes closed? i’m excited by the composition i might create. it’s winter here now, with a few inches of snow cover. i may hold onto this idea until our forest floor is a little warmer, and amenable for sorting and sifting. but i am intrigues by this idea of a series of haptic compositions.