Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mini Mountains

Piles of decomposing pine seedlings behind Medalta. Taken on Tuesday.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Brutalism, Again

Copan Building, Sao Paulo

Cedar Square West, Minneapolis

Housing at Chorweiler, Cologne

Buttenweiser House, Marnaroneck, New York

Jussieu Campus, Paris

Yesterday the snow from the big storm on Monday had finally disappeared and some green things were tentatively poking their heads out. Which was great. Now it is snowing again and the sky is grey and it seems like another opportune time to post some Brutalist buildings.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Oskar Kokoschka

Various Flowers

Tulpenstrau in der Vase


Summer Flowers with Larkspur and Iris

Summer Flowers with Iris, Zinnia, and Carnation


Autumn Flowers

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mental Non-Break

I've been trying to write again. I ramble a lot.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day Off

Artvin, Turkey from Svet, 1910

Peruvian Andes, Tom Robinson

Tbilisi Left Bank, 1980

Took the day off yesterday to run errands in the worst driving weather imaginable (Why does Medicine Hat not plow?) and to make an enormous pot of chili. There was also a short nap somewhere in there and maybe some lounging around. I don't take days off a lot and it is way more difficult than I remember it. Feelings of studio related guilt creep up on you as you stand in front of the stove in sweatpants with a beer in your hand. In the end, for a day off, it was more productive than at least a quarter of my working days.

Here are some images of faraway places that seem nicer than here. Eight inches of snow on the first day of spring, on pizza day? This better melt fast.

Sunday, March 18, 2012



Friday, March 16, 2012

Mixed Bag on 16 March 2012

Unknown topiary garden

Potosi, Bolivia by Tom Robinson

Mine trailings

Basket of Wild Strawberries, Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin

Iron mine trailings

Filip Dujardin

Lamp in the house of Alicja Kwade and Gregor Hildebrandt

History's Shadow by David Maisel

Cryosection of human head

Abandoned street in Mogadishu

Crystalized Sewage

From English Russia

Thursday, March 15, 2012




Spessartine with Albite Muscovite

Hydrocerussite with Duftite

Bobdownsite with Gormanite, Kulanite


Untitled Still Life, Jonas Wood

Scholl Canyon, Jonas Wood

Grandfather Clock, Jonas Wood

Still Life, Henry Lawrence Faulkner

Ice Cream Cone, Andy Warhol

Spring Fever, Part I


Hut photographed by Jeff Shelton

Another hut photographed by Jeff Shelton

Enchanted Valley at Olympic National Park in Washington State

Skogafoss, Iceland

Baree Lake, Montana

Sauna in Sweden

Salama National Park, Finland


Unknown canal

From Cabin Porn, various Flickrs