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I have a rule to only place current work on my blog but as the saying goes: "Rules are made to be broken". I'm posting a photograph from 2004 that may resonate with some people, especially today.

On a road trip through Arizona I passed by these teepees on Route 66. I had never seen them for real but they were a big part of my childhood memories of the American Southwest. In posters they always had the old cars from the 50's parked out front. After a quick u-tur...

I believe this photograph is technically and aesthetically remarkable. The color of her eye with the blue/green and browns that work so well together is simply beautiful! Of course, the mascara helps everything "pop" as it adds contrast against the white of her eye and...

I recently traveled to Massachusetts and came across this city park. It attracted my attention because it is the smallest park I have ever seen in my life. It's about five feet deep and twenty feet long which makes it about four times longer than the sign on the wall....

I found this artist's statement in the window of a studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Unfortunately the studio was closed so I was unable to meet the artist or view his work. But the little I could see from street level looked very interesting.

I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain.
I love little country streams, sleep without dreams, Sunday school in May,
And hay.

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Without a doubt, this is the most artistic men's room that I have ever visited in my life. Spain has a long history in the arts of every kind but I did not expect art in this context. It should have been signed, yes? It's in the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain. 

If there ever was definitive proof of humans insatiable need for symmetry this is it.

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