NYC construction site still life

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I was walking down 10th Avenue near 29th Street in New York City yesterday when I noticed this mess of red and orange-capped pipes and rusty residue sitting on the sidewalk. There was something about this that caught my attention – it was primarily the red caps, that reminded me of lids from Play-Doh containers […]

Assumption of the Virgin in Leatherhead, UK?

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Seeing this satellite image of Leatherhead (below left), a town in Surrey, England, the white shape caught my eye, and brought to mind an image of the Assumption of the Virgin, with an arm raised, wearing a flowing dress and robe. What do you think? Below right is The Assumption of the Virgin, 1670, by […]

Extreme Makeover: New York City, 2050

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I heard about an interesting web project today: “Earth 2050,” which features detailed predictions by experts and futurologists for the years 2030, 2040, and 2050. It was developed by Kasperksy Lab, the global cybersecurity corporation, and allows people to create an account and add their own predictions and futuristic ideas. I’ve just barely scratched the […]

Damien Hirst’s elaborate backstory for an art exhibition

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It all seems so ridiculous, but considering my appreciation for adventure and scuba diving in particular, I kind of like the concept behind Damien Hirst’s new exhibition, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.” The exhibition opened on April 9th at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Italy, and is on view there through December 3, […]