Saturday, April 30, 2011

scanned miscellany

it's fascinating how
my life reveals itself to me
in old slides and

the only thing these images have
in common is:
they are slides i shot years ago and
they make me happy...

...or nostalgic.
or sad or
all of these.

i'm especially glad i
photographed the walls of
workspaces. so evocative
of time and place
and who i thought
or hoped
i was

this post
is for departed friends

golden afternoon

from the train

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

on a tear

another day another wall.
these taken with the iPhone -
perhaps i'll feel compelled
to return tomorrow...

for now, manipulating with new apps
has been truly satisfying
and a great way to spend a day
in the sun...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

torn series

if you've read my blog
for any time at all
you know my predilection for
walls embellished with torn

yesterday i came upon an
especially delicious one, shot it
with the iPhone and returned today
to try to do it justice with the canon.

i appropriated
some of the paper for future collage
purposes but i don't think i can do
anywhere near as well as the elements.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


i went walkabout
in the neighborhood
on friday.
loved the street art.
not so much the work at the
new museum.

i have never seen so polite an entreaty
against the posting of grafitti

(okay, it's not about grafitti
it's also not very effective...)

the above image is the reflection of the
work of george condo at the new museum.
i preferred the reflection.
above that is a view through the window
in one of the stairwells.
liked that best of all.

this may be my all time favorite post no bills sign

Saturday, April 23, 2011

auction houses vs. galleries

auction houses are dangerous.
at galleries i don't often think "i could buy that"
but the seductively 'reasonable' lower end estimates
on auction house labels give me ideas.
like i could own a picasso ceramic plate.
or a matisse etching.

the picasso ceramics auction is at christie's
on wednesday. in case anyone feels generous
i'm partial to bird imagery...

p.s. I originally posted my own iphone shots but went to the christie's site to check something and their shots were so much nicer. these are theirs.

Friday, April 22, 2011

earth day

the first earth day,
and here i'm dating myself f'real,
happened the year i graduated from
college. it was very much
a grass roots event.

so today i cashed in on
the mainstreaming
of earth day. the three companies
responsible for this eco-promotional
largesse didn't even exist on april 22, 1970.

my day began at starbucks (ca. 1971, seattle).
brought my travel mug for free coffee.
tastes better that way.

on to origins (ca. 1990, nyc)
where i turned in an empty cosmetics
container and received
a full size antioxidant cleanser called
'a perfect world'

at whole foods (ca.1980, austin)
bastion of all things organic they
proffered an appealing reusable tote -
recycled plastic i suspect - to carry my
groceries. especially nice since the straps
are long enough for my shoulder.

we've come a long way, baby.
what a long strange trip it's been.
take your pick

Thursday, April 21, 2011

gorgeous day

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

new app

and this one's free.
lets you create panoramas
this is times square
in the rain

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