drain. stop.

Well, sure, travel to exotic locations will always reap photographic rewards. The scenery’s different. And so is the food, and the people. And on and on.

But don’t forget the humble beauty of a drain stopper on a sunny windowsill.

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
photographed 8.30.2020

new forest, eventually, maybe

It’s going to take a minute or so, but maybe one day these little sprouts will turn into a forest…

Nambé, New Mexico
photographed 9.1.2019

abstract

At the Immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit, you can sit in white chairs while giant projections of art float in front of you, next to you, on top of you. It’s a trippy experience.

Lighthouse Artspace
Dallas, Texas
photographed 4.8.2022

eye see you

Sometimes things that seem delightfully and coincidentally whimsical don’t hold up to even the tiniest bit of research. I was just enchanted that, from inside the lobby of the Joule Hotel in Dallas, I could look across the street and see the famous giant eyeball sculpture. I sort of felt like I was an important Art Explorer to have noticed this Most Amazing Thing.

And, then: Google struck. I learned that the sculpture, by artist Tony Tasset, was originally part of temporary installation in Chicago. And then in 2013, it was purchased and brought to Dallas by the Headington Companies. Who are the Headington Companies, you may be asking yourself? Turns out it’s who owns the…Joule Hotel.

So what I assumed to be coincidental whimsey is much more likely to be a purposeful placement of both pieces of art.

(And so this ends today’s installment of Another Time I Wasn’t As Smart As I’d Hoped. Thank you for your interest.)

Dallas, Texas
photographed 4.8.2022

St. Jude’s trash can

St. Jude, one of the more fastidious of the saints (I presume), has a specially-marked trash can. He’s going all-in with the cleanliness-is-next-to-godliness deal.

Dallas, Texas
photographed 4.10.2022

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