One of the things I loved most about going to school in the mountains of Boone, NC was its isolation from the rest of the world. It was so easy as a student to focus on school work, and, as an artist, I was surrounded by inspiration at every turn.
Living in Boone in the summertime was the best though. After all the kids left, it felt like we had the entire town to ourselves. It was quiet and although we didn’t have AC, we made the best of it–leaving our doors and windows open at night, we’d fall asleep to the sound of nature and nothing else.
One similarity I’ve found between living in Boone and living in Charleston is that if you’re willing to drive a short while you can find that same sort of isolation. Botany Bay is one of those places. Nature in the raw, a vision of what the world would be if it were untouched by the hand of man.