“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.” -John Keats (1795-1821), from “A Thing of Beauty” Man in the Moon, (2012)
In October, we set out pumpkins and tell ghost stories. We invite the spirit world to interact with us, the living. And, for one month only, it becomes impossible to ignore how inextricably intertwined death and life truly are. Today’s youthful beauty is but tomorrow’s faded photograph. Perhaps that photograph tells us the tale of a woman whose spirit still lingers here on earth, her whisper audible to those who will only listen. And, in the weeks leading up to […]
Today, we depart for Central Europe from JFK International Airport. Here are a few images captured yesterday in New York City. Statuettes on a store shelf somewhere in Midtown. Reflections of Manhattan skyscrapers. This little girl was imitating her mother (not pictured), who was trying to hail a cab. It was absolutely adorable, so I snapped a picture and turned it into a digital collage, the end result of which you see here. Mmm . . . coffee.
Visitors to the “City of Brotherly Love” can easily become overwhelmed by all the visual stimulation. As with any major metropolis, Philly hosts a wide spectrum of people, places, and things. While certain neighborhoods are beleaguered by litter and vacant lots, one need only stroll a few hundred feet in order to encounter a colorful mural or a whimsical sculpture. Little-known fact: Philadelphia harbors more public art than any other American city. (And many of her private collections are noteworthy, […]
This untitled collage is heavily influenced by Diane Stanley’s illustration from the children’s book Petrosinella: A Neopolitan Rapunzel. Other items featured in the collage include a map of Hungary, a photo of Boston’s historic Beacon Street, a fabric swatch from Budapest, a Lifetouch Preschool Portraits butterfly sticker, a Paris Metro ticket stub, and a magazine clipping of a tree below which are printed Rumi’s famous words: “Out beyond all ideas of right doing and wrong doing, there is a field. […]
Travel Stories | OCTOBER, 1 — OCTOBER, 29 Altered Esthetics | 1224 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 Maybe you have been there, maybe you have yet to go. Altered Esthetics Travel Stories exhibit will take you around the world with photography, painting, and sculpture from local and international artists. Inspired by Travel, (2009)