It has been a joy getting to know the Langosy family of artists. For decades, Donald Langosy has been painting luminous works on canvas. Wife Elizabeth Langosy is a writer and editor extraordinaire. Daughter Hadley is a gifted photographer and sister Zoe produces illustrations gracing publications worldwide. It is a pleasure to share the words + images of niece, Avery, embarking upon her own creative path, inspired by family and a sense of place.
Creation, for me, is painful. In fact, I can’t create. Not from scratch. Instead I use inspirations like collage to “create”. I’ve acquired sacred things as I make my way through life, and each one contributes to everything I make. Whenever I feel used up, dry, boring, I turn to my inspirations for hope. And one of my favorites is The Farm.
I met The Farm when I was just six years old, when my Aunt Hadley introduced me. Hadley’s family has owned The Farm (in truth just a house and land) for eighty years. She grew up wandering its fields. She loved The Farm so much, she got married there. And she loved me so much, she made me her flower girl. Hadley said her vows beneath Hansen Falls, but I didn’t hear them. I was busy scrambling up that same waterfall. They had to stop the ceremony to find me. I was just exploring. That’s why The Farm has always captivated me. It holds such promise of exploration, adventures, and secrets. There were always fairies at The Farm, and ghosts and spirits and things you couldn’t quite see but just feel. The Farm was like a different world.
Because of The Farm I love magic, ghost stories, the feeling of goose pimples, night breezes, falling stars, I love quiet. I grew up knowing I wanted to create, but not sure what. I tried stories, photography, painting, friendship bracelets…and I found film. I had my media, but I needed my inspirations.
Now I’m embarking on a new adventure at The Farm: a short film about ghost stories, fairies, the quiet of the land, and the deeper silence of a fractured relationship. Film is my media, the Farm is my muse. I just hope I can do it justice.
Avery’s short film is called Draw Down the Moon, and will be out Winter 2012. She and her fellow filmmakers are currently fundraising. See Avery and learn more at http://kck.st/SGRHEw.