20-Foot Tall Bamboo Lanterns Light Up San Francisco

These Chinese lanterns entitled Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau were so mesmerizing in the dark. They were magical  against the majestic San Francisco City Hall back draft.

I enjoyed taking pictures and walking among the tall 16-20 foot colorful  lanterns while breathing in the cool air.

The exhibit is free and will be around until March 2017.

01.30.17, San Francisco Civic Center

*Sony A600 mirrorless camera, unedited photos

View of an urn with sculpted insects on surface sitting on a sculpted table with same design work as urn in the home of Frederick Stearns in Detroit, Michigan. Recorded in glass negative ledger: “D/Historic houses-Stearns, Frederick.”

  • Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

my cup of tea by Jason Taellious
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Olympia, WA


Mother Earth Sculpture By Andy Scott Grandholm Village Aberdeen Scotland by Dano-Photography
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This sculpture is sited at Grandholm Village, Aberdeen. Grandholm Village was built by Cala Homes on the site of a former mill Aberdeen City Council instructed Cala Homes to provide a suitable artwork for the area. The commission was awarded to Andy Scott Public Art of Glasgow. The sculpture was created by Andy Scott and his assistant at the time, George Potter, and took around 6 months to complete, being installed on site in 2005. The theme chosen was one of a female figure to represent a kind of ‘Mother Earth ’ figure. She is draped in a steel 'fabric’ to represent the cloth weave of the Crombie Textile Mills, which once occupied the site. The big cats or leopards are representative of those incorporated in the city of Aberdeen’s coat of arms. The work involved a welded steel technique, using a variety of different bars and plates, including profile cut 'spots’ for the leopards.

Man and boy stand next to snow sculpture of lion in a yard; wooden fence and brick church building in background. Recorded in glass negative ledger: “M/Localities-New Baltimore.”

  • Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

We’re excited to announce our 2017 group show, Mutations, which explores how the boundaries between the natural world and our high-tech culture are defined, crosses, and obliterated. Artists include Larry Bamburg, Alisa Baremboym, Sascha Braunig, Dora Budor, Radamés Juni Figueroa, Guan Xiao, Marguerite Humeau, Veit Laurent Kurz, Joanna Malinowska, Jumana Manna, Jon Rafman, and Max Hooper Schneider.

Image: Max Hooper Schneider, Pet Semiosis 8: FLEAS (English), 2016. Photo by Michael Underwood. Courtesy the artist and Jenny’s