0514: Backgrounds

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I’m always looking for different backgrounds to match up with the fossils I find. Sometimes it’s a rock background. Sometimes it’s a rusty metal plate. Today it’s the cover of an antique tin box. This first group of images show some of that exploration.

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This gastropod has become a recent favorite of mine. It’s shape seems to be so particularly appealing as a design object as well as an element of deep time. In the image below it’s a Devonian bindi on the head of Ganesh.

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And what’s left for today is a small assortment from recently travelled paths:

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Quarry Wall

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At the Car Wash

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Mall Skylights

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Fisher Center Interior

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Leger’s Cornet

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All those recent cornet images had me thinking about an earlier project I did at the old, crumbling Burden Iron Works, with all its pipes and Rube Goldberg-esque machinery. So here are a couple from that structure that is no longer. It was torn down several years ago.

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Thanks for the visit.

0430: Two Collections

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I’ve mixed up two sets of images this week, both from the past week’s wanderings. The first consists of some latest fossil finds.

 

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The second is from a collection of cornets – marvelous metal designs – that I had the pleasure and privilege to explore. I’ll have more on the subject next week. For now, enjoy the pics.

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Thank you for the visit.

0613

IMG_9357_01_LR_12Today I’d like to wrap up my recent work from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. It was as successful a shooting experience as I’ve had in a long time. I should once again thanks the folks there in New Haven for their hospitality and assistance.

But before I get to those images I’d you to know about two exhibits occurring in Woodstock, NY this Saturday. The image above is one of five from my Devonian Drawer series that will occupy the Active Members Wall at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum. And the image below, Cornet, was selected for the Small Works Show and received an Honorable Mention Award. Opening for both, along with the Far & Wide exhibit, is set for Saturday afternoon, the 15th, from 4-6 PM. If you are in the area please drop by.

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