3d prints of a pair tree trunks from the backyard of the American Academy in Rome. The one on the right is an olive tree.
both available at Shapeways
related: un-natural – 3d scan videos of the trees
Our table, covered with fresh pasta before we sat for lunch.
Other pastas resting. This excellent family place provided one of our best meals of the year.
Article on Emmett Till’s father, Louis Till, and the hidden Plot E cemetery in France.
We had the great fortune of visiting Plot E on our tour of the Western Front in 2008. The caretaker for the Oise-Aisne WW1 cemetery at the time invited us back to it, behind the visitor center. A chilling, anonymous place.
The rain is just starting but the wind is really picking up. We’re expecting to lose power any gust now…
In the recording the wind may sound light at first – wait for it…
175 Rome Churches sequence – online version and documentation. Includes a list and interactive map of all the churches.
During a period of 11 months I walked and explored the city, visiting, documenting, and researching 175 churches from paleochristian to baroque. I was drawn to the inherent desire in classic church architecture – the focus, symmetry, and implied movement. Over time I found that I was making the same photograph in each space – aligning myself to the center axis, focusing on the apse of the church.
All churches are thinly present throughout the sequence. As the animation progresses each image becomes more opaque and then recedes into the mix.
An earlier version of the sequence, 129 Rome Churches, was presented 30 May 2012 at the American Academy in Rome during the School of Fine Arts Concert. It was shown as a visual complement to Lei Liang’s In Praise of Shadows (2005), a piece for solo flute.