Rubber Tramp Artist’s visit to Eliphante

Upon arrival, I found the creek still flowing. I didn’t realize there were rocks arranged above the level of the water on which I could have walked across, so I just lifted my skirt and waded through. (I was glad I was wearing my sturdy, all-terrain Keen sandals).

I can’t imagine anyone stumbling upon Eliphante, so the clever sign in this photo I took must be a reminder to members.

As soon as I walked up to the outdoor kitchen, a little kid (probably about four years old) introduced himself and his brother. Then I saw one of the fellows I’d met at NeoTribal. We were happy to see each other, and he took me to sign the disclaimer that said I wouldn’t hold Eliphante liable if I got hurt or died while I was there. I like the way they got it right out there that anything could happen, and I was responsible for my own damn self.

After I signed the liability waiver, I was on my own to walk around and look around and poke around. I put my camera in my pocket and went exploring.

The Winter Palace, the first home of Michael Kahn, and his wife Leda Livant Kahn [was] built when they first moved to the Cornville area….The space is a gallery of sorts, as it houses items for sale made by artists associated with Eliphante. The one-room building is very tiny, and I told my guide that I can imagine living in such a small space alone, but not with another person, even another person I loved very much.

By Blaize Sun/Rubber Tramp Artist

Read the rest of a wonderfully personal take on one artist’s journey to and through Eliphante, with tons of fun photos:
Rubber Tramp Artist – Eliphante part 1
Rubber Tramp Artist – Eliphante part 2