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3-Face
Convento de Cristo
Tomar, Portugal
This three faced medallion was at the pinnacle of a vault within the Convento. 

3-Face

Convento de Cristo

Tomar, Portugal

This three faced medallion was at the pinnacle of a vault within the Convento. 

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Peak Fall Trees
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY USA

Peak Fall Trees

The New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, NY USA

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Bronx River Peak Fall
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY USA

Bronx River Peak Fall

The New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, NY USA

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Oficina de Olaria

Convento de San Francisco

Tomar, Portugal

This ceramics studio located within the convent (next to the matchbox museum) features a women’s collective of artisans continuing the centuries old tradition of Portugese tile work. All hand painted and fired within the premises this studio produces work celebrating the culture and history of Tomar in the modern world.

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Spiral Stair
Convento de Cristo
Tomar, Portugal
This exquisite elongated twisting spiral staircase is a subdued gestural form of Manueline architecture. A unique style of late gothic architecture specific to Portugal, Manueline pays homage to King Manuel I and draws influence from Far Eastern ornamentation experienced during the Age of Discovery and height of the Portugese maritime conquest.

Spiral Stair

Convento de Cristo

Tomar, Portugal

This exquisite elongated twisting spiral staircase is a subdued gestural form of Manueline architecture. A unique style of late gothic architecture specific to Portugal, Manueline pays homage to King Manuel I and draws influence from Far Eastern ornamentation experienced during the Age of Discovery and height of the Portugese maritime conquest.

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Broken Window
Tomar, Portugal

Broken Window

Tomar, Portugal

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I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe… All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Roy Batty - Blade Runner
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Cube Light (2008)
Hirschhorn Museum
Washington, DC
Looking through an enormous chandelier cube clad in jewelry stone is a serene experience. The towering installation gently lights an entire room in the gallery as revelers walk around staring into this shiny universe.

Cube Light (2008)

Hirschhorn Museum

Washington, DC

Looking through an enormous chandelier cube clad in jewelry stone is a serene experience. The towering installation gently lights an entire room in the gallery as revelers walk around staring into this shiny universe.

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Ai Weiwei’s China
Hirschhorn Museum
Washington, DC
These logs were salvaged from the ruins of a temple in China and reconstituted through joinery and precision carpentry into a visually enticing image perspective of a China within a China, seen through the heart of the ancient lumber from centuries past. 

Ai Weiwei’s China

Hirschhorn Museum

Washington, DC

These logs were salvaged from the ruins of a temple in China and reconstituted through joinery and precision carpentry into a visually enticing image perspective of a China within a China, seen through the heart of the ancient lumber from centuries past. 

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Cemetery Skyline
Calvary Cemetery
Queens, NY
In search of the Zoolander cemetery (actually a set on Roosevelt Island) I stumbled across Calvary Cemetery. Always passed on I-278 the refuge provided a unique perspective of the City. The Manhattan Skyline’s iconic form can be seen from many angles but the 19th century headstones, low pressure clouds, and view of Midtown and Downtown felt right. 

Cemetery Skyline

Calvary Cemetery

Queens, NY

In search of the Zoolander cemetery (actually a set on Roosevelt Island) I stumbled across Calvary Cemetery. Always passed on I-278 the refuge provided a unique perspective of the City. The Manhattan Skyline’s iconic form can be seen from many angles but the 19th century headstones, low pressure clouds, and view of Midtown and Downtown felt right. 

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Space Lake
Brattleboro, VT

Space Lake

Brattleboro, VT

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Conservatory, Dusk
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY

Conservatory, Dusk

The New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, NY

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In Memoriam of V

On the day of our birth I’m reminded of your death. One year ago from today you were mine. An uncertain future that took us 15k miles across 26 states from Atlantic to Gulf, Pacific to Lake Michigan and back, our time was paved in asphalt and liberty. From scorching hot afternoons across the Sonoran Desert to freezing mountain passes over the Rockies, we kept each other safe moving forward to the next unknown.

There were some harrowing times. In the beginning it was 200 turns and 6000’ of elevation changes, creeping along hairpin turns atop the Blue Ridge Highway after we’d only been together for a month. Or closer to the end, riding through the night across endless stretches of Iowan fields and torrential storm cells, we arrived water logged, wind blown and bleary eyed in Chi-town after 20 hours of riding. Somehow, we always made it to our destination.

I remember our final night vividly on October 29th, when Sandy’s high winds slowed and the surge water started creeping in. I left you in the driveway, like any other night but by midnight, you turned into a pumpkin and were lost from me forever, swallowed by salty water.

You were not an inanimate object to me. My spirit was joined with you as we forged our way across time and space, exploring new territory and expanding our universe. The beauty of all the spaces invaded us through osmosis, leaving a delicate cicatrice along our soul, to be tickled and tongued in times of trouble.

On this day my Voyager, I think of you. I breath in the dust storms, sand, and salty air, and exhale a dream we lived together. While our time may have been brief, each and every moment was perfect and I shall never forget you. 

May you rest in peace and may the Gods resurrect you when the moon and stars align.

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Waterfall at Calf Creek

Escalante, UT, USA

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Cloaked Figure and the Sun
Escalante, UT, USA

Cloaked Figure and the Sun

Escalante, UT, USA

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