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The Caretaker’s Buddha

plastic buddha
plastic buddha

The Caretaker’s Buddha

Buddha waves from the window of the cemetery caretaker’s cottage.

After the pet memorial ceremony on Sunday the host and I took a walk through the cemetery and grounds where we’d set it up. Along the edges we found some of the oldest graves and the caretaker’s cottage, which now only holds equipment and no one lives there, though a window held some of the treasures they’d no doubt found among the headstones through the years. I was heartened by this jovial Buddha, possibly ivory, holding onto one of the muntins and waving to me from the window. Below is the whole window with a tribal face and a painted plastic couple with a dog and a Christmas tree they’d apparently just cut, a nun with a lamb and a few other odds and ends.

CaretakersCollection

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If you are interested in purchasing this painting or any other originals I have posted here on Today, please contact me. I will also have prints of this painting after the exhibit.


Things Found on the Street

doll's arm on pavemetn
doll's arm on pavemetn

Things Found on the Street

Literally. No hidden meanings unless you want to find one.

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Crayons: Theme and Variations, 2011

crayons
pile of crayons

Crayons

I enjoy photographing batches of objects that become patterns in their collective, or textures that become a background when taken out of context. Since the advent of computers and computer screens, we’ve been calling these “wallpapers”, and I guess that’s appropriate too since these patterns could easily repeat and cover a wall.

As excited as I was to photograph this basket of crayons on one of the children’s tables in Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, I knew my little hand-held digital wasn’t going to win the award; it hasn’t been the same since I dunked it in Robinson Run. So the photo is a little soft, but that’s an invitation to have some of my own fun in PhotoShop, like crayons for adults on computer.

First, I wanted something to simplify the light and shadow and color to a uniformity similar to that of the shapes of the crayons themselves. This filter is “cutout”, meant to resemble cut paper laid out and overlapped, with just six levels of value and the simplest edge setting (if you use PhotoShop, this will make sense).

crayons

Crayons, cut out.

You can purchase a variety of styles and sizes of prints of this photo on my Fine Art America profile, Crayola.

Then, I played around and discovered I really liked the “glowing edges” effect and the effect of a pile of neon lights.

glowing crayons

Crayons, glowing.

You can purchase a variety of styles and sizes of prints of this photo on my Fine Art America profile, Neon Crayons.


Blue and Green

still life of green apples and blue pitcher
still life of green apples and blue pitcher

Blue and Green

Not seasonal, but a sensational combination from the day the autumn sun made everything beautiful.


Crayons: Theme and Variations

pile of crayons

Crayons

I enjoy photographing batches of objects that become patterns in their collective, or textures that become a background when taken out of context. Since the advent of computers and computer screens, we’ve been calling these “wallpapers”, and I guess that’s appropriate too since these patterns could easily repeat and cover a wall.

As excited as I was to photograph this basket of crayons on one of the children’s tables in Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, I knew my little hand-held digital wasn’t going to win the award; it hasn’t been the same since I dunked it in Robinson Run. So the photo is a little soft, but that’s an invitation to have some of my own fun in PhotoShop, like crayons for adults on computer.

First, I wanted something to simplify the light and shadow and color to a uniformity similar to that of the shapes of the crayons themselves. This filter is “cutout”, meant to resemble cut paper laid out and overlapped, with just six levels of value and the simplest edge setting (if you use PhotoShop, this will make sense).

crayons

Crayons, cut out.

Then, I played around and discovered I really liked the “glowing edges” effect and the effect of a pile of neon lights.

glowing crayons

Crayons, glowing.