As I hear about Hurricane Irma moving in towards Turks & Caicos, I’m thinking about my visit there in 2016 and hoping for safety for those who are there now. So much beauty down there – both on land and under water – and I hope they pull through this okay.
You may have noticed that I’ve added a new section to Artsology called “The Arts Adventurer;” it’s actually not new – I started it as a side project and separate website back in 2012. However, over time, I felt like I was neglecting all of the adventures I wanted to share because it was simply […]
I’ve been on a brief hiatus from posting to the Artsology blog due to spending a fantastic 5 days on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I did a lot of snorkeling on this trip, enjoying all of the sights one can see while swimming alongside coral and tropical fish. It’s […]
I’ve been fortunate to have some opportunities to do some scuba diving, something that I dreamed about doing ever since I was a little kid, and finally achieved when I reached my 40’s. The views underwater, between the coral, sponges, tropical fish and other sea life, makes for a completely different type of “artistic” experience, […]
We just got back from our trip to Turks and Caicos, and I’m looking over my GoPro underwater photographs from my various snorkeling and scuba diving outings, and it’s been a bit frustrating. The pictures are decent, but the color of the pictures looks nothing like I remember seeing firsthand … they all look really […]
We’re away on spring break, doing some snorkeling and diving in Turks and Caicos (on the island of Providenciales, specifically). There’s nothing art-wise quite like the underwater visuals of coral and underwater sea life, at least in my opinion. Here’s a little sampling from a snorkeling outing yesterday, with more to come soon via our […]
While diving in the British Virgin Islands last week, I happened upon several vessel-shaped sponges that reminded me of Eva Hesse’s cylinder-shaped sculptures, seen below right. At first, I just assumed these shapes were coral, but upon further investigation, I see that they’re actually sponges, sometimes referred to as “vase sponges.” I didn’t realize this […]