Two photos were delivered to Houska Gallery as part of the open gallery archives.

The Pyramids of St. Louis
2010

It’s not there anymore. Just like the cloud. You had to appreciate it when it was around. Because it went away. They tore it down.

It was a poolside shed. You might call it a shack. It was part changing rooms, part kitchen, and part storage area for the community center swimming pool.

I found it one day. By accident. Photographed it as the sun was going down. Came back another time. Photographed it in mid-afternoon daylight. Found it this day in full sunshine. Liked the way the shed turned to black. Looked imposing. Saw the cloud coming. Waited. Changed shapes and drifted into nothing. Wasn’t sure what I had. It happened too fast.

Realized later it was more than I was looking for. It wasn’t a shed. It wasn’t a shack. It wasn’t a changing room, a kitchen, or a storage area.

It was a pyramid. Right here in the Midwest. In a parking lot. With the smell of chlorine in the air.

 

Yin Yang
2004

Yin, the shady side, and yang, the sunny side. Complementary forces. A dynamic system. The whole is greater than the parts. Everything has both yin and yang aspects. Shadow cannot exist without light.

Today it looks different than yesterday. Tomorrow it will look different than today. But I’m here now. And this is what I see.

I can wait an hour. Or walk around its perimeter. And I’ll see something new. But I’m here now. And this is what I see.

In another season, the light will change, the sky will change. Everything will be different. But I’m here now. And this is what I see.

Don’t know if this is the best interpretation possible. Or if this is the best photo possible. But I’m here now. And this is what I see.

Work exhibited and recognized.

05/22/2020

Work exhibited and recognized

05/22/2020

Work exhibited and recognized.

05/22/2020

Work exhibited and recognized.
Work exhibited and recognized.
More work exhibited and recognized.
More work exhibited and recognized.
Work exhibited and recognized.

FEBRUARY — Part Three

5/22/2020

Two photos were delivered to Houska Gallery as part of the open gallery archives.

The Pyramids of St. Louis
2010

It’s not there anymore. Just like the cloud. You had to appreciate it when it was around. Because it went away. They tore it down.

It was a poolside shed. You might call it a shack. It was part changing rooms, part kitchen, and part storage area for the community center swimming pool.

I found it one day. By accident. Photographed it as the sun was going down. Came back another time. Photographed it in mid-afternoon daylight. Found it this day in full sunshine. Liked the way the shed turned to black. Looked imposing. Saw the cloud coming. Waited. Changed shapes and drifted into nothing. Wasn’t sure what I had. It happened too fast.

Realized later it was more than I was looking for. It wasn’t a shed. It wasn’t a shack. It wasn’t a changing room, a kitchen, or a storage area.

It was a pyramid. Right here in the Midwest. In a parking lot. With the smell of chlorine in the air.

 

Yin Yang
2004

Yin, the shady side, and yang, the sunny side. Complementary forces. A dynamic system. The whole is greater than the parts. Everything has both yin and yang aspects. Shadow cannot exist without light.

Today it looks different than yesterday. Tomorrow it will look different than today. But I’m here now. And this is what I see.

I can wait an hour. Or walk around its perimeter. And I’ll see something new. But I’m here now. And this is what I see.

In another season, the light will change, the sky will change. Everything will be different. But I’m here now. And this is what I see.

Don’t know if this is the best interpretation possible. Or if this is the best photo possible. But I’m here now. And this is what I see.