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Monday, August 2, 2021: Three Sisters Sanctuary

Photographs inspired by the Three Sisters Sanctuary, in Goshen, Massachusetts, where environmental artist Richard Richardson has spent decades creating a magical wonderland resplendent with sculptures and bejeweled beings, rock gardens, tree plantings, grasses, and trickling water.

A true treat for the mind and spirit.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021: At the Potter’s Studio

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Photographed at Dog Bar Pottery, Westhampton, MA. Sam Taylor, potter.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021: Mill Visit

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

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Monday, May 31, 2021: Memorial Day

As I reflect on this Memorial Day, I am ashamed of this country. We show respect for our nation’s war dead by having picnics and barbecues, and shopping for sales. We make a pretense of honoring the ultimate sacrifice soldiers made, yet millions of Americans refused to be inconvenienced by masking-up, practicing social distancing, and getting life-saving vaccinations in the cause of a greater good. We celebrate our military for defending our freedoms while Republican politicians and legislatures undertake an all-out assault on electoral voting, the bedrock of our democracy.

For this sorry state of affairs on Memorial Day, 2021, there’s one person in particular who deserves special thanks—Cadet Bone Spurs.

Let us not forget the damage this man has left in his wake.

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

When my anti-selfie “Man with Some Issues,” came back from the museum where it had been hanging for three months, I couldn’t help but notice how beautifully and carefully it was packed. It was almost as if the wrapping itself was an attempt to comfort its subject. When I told the curator that whoever was responsible deserved his or her own gallery show of similar pieces, she told me his name was Kris Ludwig, Exhibit Services Manager and lead preparator.

Practically speaking, I was also impressed with the sticky, purplish tape Kris used that I had never seen before. It was easy to peel off and left no residue. He made that task even easier by folding the tape a bit back upon itself at one end so it didn’t have to be pried off the packing material.

Once my photograph was unwrapped, I started playing with lengths of the repurposed tape. The composite images below owe their vibrant colors to Photoshop’s blending and inversion options.

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

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