0418 – Sights on the Road

IMG_9427_01_LR_10One does not have to travel far to find visual “roadside attractions” (allow me to pause for a moment to reflect on that gonzo novel of Tom Robbins “Another Roadside Attraction” – reflections on flea circuses and the Vatican CIA!). Much less exciting, but nonetheless interesting things can be found in and around the Hudson Valley.

IMG_8731_01_LR_10Route 32 provides the cultural…

IMG_9392_01_LR_10,,,as well as the enigmatic.

IMG_9419_01_LR_12And on a recent sunny day across the river in the town of Hudson there sat a pick-up, parked at the curb, with odd and compelling cargo in the back.

IMG_9426_01_LR_10Two heads peeking out of a box

IMG_9424_01_LR_10It’s always good to have a camera with you – never know what you might find.


The Devonian Drawer is back. The continued good weather has me searching for objects of intrigue. Thanks to my friend, Rob Spain, I have a bunch of new objects to play with. In the first two cases below, the objects were too large for any companion fossil to fit in with them. But they were great objects. So I thought they would be fine on their own.


The first appears to have once been a horse brush, I believe.

IMG_9442_01_LR_12And the other, I can only think of the Hindu diety Ganesha when I see it!



Before I close out with some new fossil images I just wanted to remind everyone to please drop in to the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson on Saturday from 6 – 8 PM for the opening of Urban, a group photography show. This and several other images of mine will be on display. Join us if you can.



Finally, some fossils. Just another way to explore these objects, with the help of an old Kodak metal film box.

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041103 – Brief Notes

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The above work, titled Hunts Point, is one of four images of mine that will be in a show running from April 18 through May 26 at the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, New York. This is my first time showing with Carrie and I am delighted to have the opportunity. Urban is the name of the group photography show. Opening reception is set for Saturday, April 20 from 6 – 8 PM. All are welcome. Please join us.



Also, I sat for an interview yesterday with Ann Forbes Cooper for her radio program Between the Lines. Art and culture is the focus of her show and it will broadcast next Thursday, April 18 at 2 PM on WGXC (90.7 FM), community radio for Greene and Columbia Counties. OR go to their website and click on the LISTEN LIVE button. After it airs, I’ve been told that the interview will be archived. I should be able to provide a link for it next week. It was a pleasure sitting with Ann here in my studio, discussing my fossil work, what led me to it, and where might it take me from here.


In the midst of all that (and a lecture I’m giving tomorrow at Bard College’s Lifetime Learning Institute) I did find a way to get back to my Devonian Drawer series, this being the latest installment:



I’m looking forward to getting back outside. I hear fossils calling in the distance! In the meantime, as I ponder my upcoming show in Italy this Fall, I am constantly reminded of all things Italian (this time thanks to the local Thai restaurant and their interior accessorizing!):


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