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.
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.
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.
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.
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.