In an effort to get some artistic forward momentum going, I have been reflecting a bit on where I’ve been, to see if I can detect an overarching theme that might give me some direction. My wife watches this struggle from a safe distance and tells me my “hand” series was her favorite. I put it away long ago for reasons I can’t remember—but have pulled those photos out and dusted them off. Take a look at them HERE; not formally added again to the web-site, but viewable via this link. These are amongst the most impromptu, un-preconceived photos I’ve taken, and I think there is some instruction in that. Stayed tuned for developments…
I took a field trip recently to see David Adjaye‘s design for Ruby City, a new contemporary arts center in San Antonio, TX. The building doesn’t open to visitor’s until October so I was limited to getting photos of the exterior. And I got lost wandering the streets of San Antonio looking for lunch, so I missed ideal lighting for at least one key court-side view—but you get the idea. It’s a gorgeous place. I’m looking forward to a return visit to see the galleries and collection.
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For Freedoms is hosting ‘Truth be Told’, a series of three billboards by Fake Name along Highway 54 in MO, between Eldon and Bagnall. If you get a chance to make the drive, you’ll see them going north-bound towards Eldon. This is an organization doing wonderful work wide and deep across the country, please check them out.
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I stopped in to see the new Visual Arts Building on a road trip home from Michigan and got these photos. Gorgeous new facility designed by Steven Holl Architects. I wanted to get out on the balconies, but doors were locked…
This was my first time in Iowa City and I fell in love with the place–lush and hilly with a beautiful river running through. And I had one of the top five most memorable dinners of my life there at Sanctuary Pub–no kidding: coq au vin blanc. It was fantastic.
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These are recent photos of St. Columban Parish in Chillicothe, MO with interiors restored beautifully by Conrad Schmitt Studios. It’s worth a road trip to the birth-place of sliced bread to see.
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This is the latest in my ever-expanding Open Series. One of which–by the way–was included in Fraction Magazine’s 9th anniversary issue. This pile of former trees was cleared to continue route 171 southward in Kansas as a dual lane highway.
Added a new image to the “Open” series. This is not in Syria or Afghanistan but Hays, Kansas. Not sure if it was hit by a tornado or a wrecking ball. Maybe both… See the rest of the series HERE.
I can’t put this series to bed. Like looking for sea shells, it triggers an obsessive-compulsive response. See the rest of the “Painted” series HERE.
These are of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, MO. Read more about the expansion HERE, an excellent review by John Hill posted on World-Architects.
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A sober reminder that all is not laughs and antics in the clown world. The shoes were on a side-walk in Lisbon. The clown? Unknown.
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