I wander, therefore I am.
I wonder aloud to myself.
Before depthful falls and intimidating peaks. I dangle my heart rightside wrong to get a better view of how things could be.
Just as ancient relics are carved into mountain faces, the image of my bare breasts reflect off of gypsum sands.
Echoes from wild women who ran with wolves bellow across the silence of my mind.
Memory vibrant with technicolor futures.
Flash forward to a freedom that rings across painted deserts, wades into waters crystalline, swirls through the grandest of canyons.
I outstretch my arms to the wind, the sea, the stars, for they too know this wild urge of revelation.
Secret breezes known only to the unclothed.
Whole and still seeking.
Satiated and still tasting the abundance of pleasure promised by the abyss.
On a road trip cross country beginning in New York and ending in California, Flash the Abyss was born as lovers traversed the open highways eager to see further and feel more deeply. Tent pitched, bodies intertwined, star gazing, sun baked from The Grand Canyon to the White Sands. This adventure of epic proportions breathed life into an underlying mission Para Bailar Labamba.
About the Model & Writer
Alyssa creates to live life twice. As a professional dancer and writer, she applies her study of anthropology to her life work exploring sacred dance. From SXSW to Lightning in a Bottle, Electric Zoo to EDC, she has traveled extensively performing in and writing about her experiences at the world's most anticipated festivals. Alyssa is Creative Director & Co Founder of WildSpice Magazine and Art Director of The Carnavalesque Beauty Movement. AlyssaAparicio.com
About the Photographer
Talltree is a freelance photographer and Emmy award winning videographer. His passion? Creating honest art. "The challenge is recognizing what you truly feel and then figuring out a way to express it in a pure form, without filtering too much of the original feeling in the process. The beauty though is that the piece will most likely change into something you weren't expecting, expressing and meaning more than what you began with." See more of his work at Talltree.co