Two in Kansas City

Between my #AdventWord series and my #YearInReview, I posted almost every day for over a month. Those were both fun series to do, but caused me to fall behind in posting other news The Jones Gallery in Kansas City has become a reliable venue for my art. David Jones and his staff put up a new Group Show for every month of the year. I applied to the January 2021 show, and two of my works were invited. The title Grass Electric comes from the work of one of my favorite poets. As I worked on this shot on my…

East and West

In the past few days, two shows opened making it possible for me to brag that, right now, I have artworks spread across over 2000 miles of the U.S. Fun fact, right? So… while I’m in brag mode… “I Sing of Myself” is a pretty cheeky title, no? I made this photo at Black Bayou Lake NWR on an overcast, drizzly day. The water was disturbed only by raindrops hitting the surface. Bright green grass banished gloom. Back at my computer, Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” popped into mind. Love leaves of grass (pun intended)! “I Sing of Myself” is…

Go Small for Fall

And there’s a reason! Fall is the time for small works because the giving season is upon us. Small works can be sold for relatively small prices, thus many arts venues feature a small works show. Last week I shipped four artworks in a 24-hour period. The one I wrote about last week went to a show in Texas. The other three are all on the way to the “Fall Small Works” show at the Kansas City Stockyards Gallery in Kansas City, Mo. So… a pretty cheeky title, right? It was, in fact, a drizzly, overcast day. Another hurricane–Zeta, I…

Four to Go!

Wow! I shipped four artworks within 24 hours of each other this week. That’s the most ever in so short a period of time. The Singer II went to “Street Encounters,” a show hosted by the Texas Photographic Society. The show venue is the Rooftop Gallery at the Arlington (TX) Museum of Art, 201 W. Main St., Arlington, TX. Interestingly, this show has a companion show in the same venue: “Vivian Maier: The Color Work.” For those who don’t know, Maier was a Chicago nanny whose passion for and tremendous output of street photography did not get discovered until after…

A Matter of Scale, Part 2

And sometimes architecture is, indeed, about buildings and bridges! Yesterday I wrote about the architecture of lotus leaves; you can read that post here. Today I write to celebrate a beautiful bridge and an interpretation of that bridge that is now being exhibited in its third show! The John James Audubon Bridge crosses the Mississippi River between Point Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes in south central Louisiana. It is a “cable-stayed” bridge and, according to Wikipedia, has the second longest span between towers in the Western Hemisphere.* Of course, I didn’t know that when I decided to take the “back…