Strands of Consciousness
This film is a brief glimpse into the life of Mark Strand. Although based out of Pray, MT in the Paradise Valley, Mark is hard to track down with no phone, no formal employment and no lack of wanderlust. He is a sort of cult hero in small towns throughout Montana where his pen and ink drawings hang in local saloons. In addition he is a talented painter, wood-carver and poet. This film sets the process of carving a buffalo against the backdrop of an original poem about Montana revealing Mark’s efforts to integrate his life, philosophy and art.