"I suppose it is submerged realities that give to dreams their curious air of hyper-reality. But perhaps there is something else as well, something nebulous, gauze-like, through which everything one sees in a dream seems, paradoxically, much clearer. A pond becomes a lake, a breeze becomes a storm, a handful of dust is a desert, a grain of sulphur in the blood is a volcanic inferno. What manner of theater is it, in which we are at once playwright, actor, stage manager, scene painter and audience?"
W.G. Sebald

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017


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A little bit Calder, a little bit Snohetta. Looking up from inside the new expansion to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art which was designed by the architectural firm, Snohetta.

Below - the walkway from Yerba Buena Gardens towards the musuem.

The Snohetta addition fits right up against the back of the original building designed by Mario Botta.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017


Christopher Wilmarth worked with bronze, steel, and glass. He was a Professor of Sculpture at Cooper Union and Columbia University. He passed away at 44 in 1987.

The glass is frosted and semi-transparent. People can experience the transmission of light through the glass by getting "behind" the piece and then by altering distance to glass one can produce oneiric-like nebulous imagery.

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Friday, February 17, 2017


Christopher Wilmarth

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More Wilmarth coming.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017


 Three verticals (portrait) I like from last week's trip.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Ghirardelli Square, old stomping grounds for my wife and I. You can see by the clock tower it's 11:10 in the am. 

 Here's a view of the West Plaza with lots of tourists...missing. This place is usually packed even in the morning.

 One of the requirements of this job, cleaning the emptied vats of chocolate, is you have to hate chocolate. Otherwise, some of the profits would end up in employees' tummies.

                                    A view from Ghirardelli Plaza looking toward Hyde Pier.

Just a couple of blocks down the street this guy is thinking the same thing, "Where is everybody?"

Perhaps it's the fact that this is Super Bowl Sunday....a great time to visit San Francisco....or probably anywhere in the U.S. for that matter.

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Monday, February 13, 2017


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Banking into SFO just after sunset.

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