Friday, May 28, 2010

Life and Death Squared

Unity

Me seems the world is run quite out of square From the first point of his appointed source ; And, being once amiss, grows daily worse and worse. . . .
-Spenser, Edmund
The Faerie Queen

Some one I know passed away this week and I'm going to the wake today. It is hard to be faced with other people's pain and the unfairness of the world.

I hadn't meant this to be a sorrowful posting but it just came out that way.

Continuing my series of square objects seen on my photo rounds.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Civil War Graves and Memorial

Civil War Graves and Memorial

In Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Squares are Everywhere

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
Mark Twain

Here are a few more examples of squares I've found in my photographic rambles.

Mosaic Tiles
Tiles in a mosaic at a local high school.

Games of Chance and Skill
Detail of an art installation at MIT--ceiling view. Games of Chance and Skill by Matthew Ritchie.

Simmons Hall, MIT
Simmons Hall 2

Simmons Hall

Monday, May 17, 2010

Squared



Find a good idea and then claim it for yourself. That is the subject of this blog post. I found this great little book at my local used bookstore. It is hard to turn down an art book for $4.95. So of course I bought it. I fell in love with the photos of squares in all shapes and sizes and decided to make a photo series of my own found squares. Here are a few with more to come in future posts. I suspect circles will be next but you never know.

Children's Hospital Construction
The new Children's Memorial Hospital under construction in downtown Chicago.

Through the Front Door
My front door has squares of beveled glass.

Chicago
Detail of a manhole cover.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sunday, May 09, 2010

May Flowers

May Apple

My back yard has a small forest of Mayapples in bloom.

Mother's Day Flower

Happy Mother's Day!

May flower

Friday, May 07, 2010

Spring Birding

Birds on a Tree

A series of storms came through today and yesterday and conditions were right to have grounded a lot of migrating birds, so I went out to the local nature preserve to see if I could get any pictures. The birds were there but I had a rough time getting any good shots. I'd love to blame the birds but I think it is the photographer's fault. I have shots of bird bellies, bird butts, blurred birds and absent birds that jumped out of the picture just as the shutter snapped.

Common Yellowthroat
Common Yellowthroat

Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Painted Walls

Painted

Demolish an adjoining building and this is what's left.