Friday, August 30, 2013

The Possible

I saw as it were, a flash of color... then everything went black and white...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Take 6

Take 6: The Dahlia Sessions

Dahlias clearly have a visible symmetry, and a recognizable pattern, but they achieve their look with lots of play and flourish.  The landscape inside the head is a riot of line odd French Curve counterpoint.

God was good to make the Dahlia... and if not that, to make the man who made the Dahlia from something else.

More: From the Dahlia Sessions.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What do you see?

Things I see:   A Wood Duck without a bill, an Angry Bird, the pod that ate the city... and the Glory of God.

So what do you see...

A later version.  12 noon v 7:30 AM.  "Angry Bird" more pronounced.  Once you see it it will crack you up!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Paint Chart

Then God, having made the very colorful cone-head said, 
let us bless humanity by putting cones in their eyes.

Friday, August 23, 2013


Dinner Plate "Dally"  Dahlias

(From the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol)

On the third day, God, having given the world many good plants and presents, tied the ribbon.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An abundance of Rain.

Rain can ruin your weekend

Or rain can spare your life 
Depending on who you are 
and what your thirst is like

Mark Heard.  From the song "Some Folks World"

By contrast to last year, we are living in a virtual ocean.  Last year in Arkansas the landscape looked like a post apocalyptic graveyard.  This year, God has been good to our land through healing rains.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

And then the flowers crashed into the ground like streamers.

Where it started:

This is one of those ideas that didn't take on the form I envisioned.  Major problem, my lens kept fogging, after leaving a cool but dry environment, or a wet and hot.  And then I could not put a second flash out in the rain to give the high-light illumination I crave.

The rains came late, Part 2

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Rains Came Late

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. (Isaiah 44:3)

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Everywhere I look I see such incredible math.

 fascinating to think of all the physical forces that are behind this rhythm. I know there are a bunch of fancy words to describe each factor, but at a glance I see gravity, flow, cohesion, surface tension etc, all in perfect concert to make a liquid "snow man."

Then there is that stuff of optics.

(Image by Kirk Jordan, from the Archives.)