Friday, August 31, 2012

Fantastic Abandoned gas station Near steamboat rock, Wa

We had to go back - having spent the first days energy and sunlight at soap lake, lake lenore and dry falls, by the time we saw this little gem we'd past our limit.
luckily my family is generous and we went back the following day on the way to Spokane via Steptoe Butte.
I scampered about the place got some mosquito bites to add to the previous nights which were up at 20 something?! it's been a long time since i'd been eaten so badly.
swallows ducked and dived and nested in the eaves and inside a couple of the open buildings.
a pink oven that was rocking my world aside from it's electric burners. i think i got the location pretty spot on as this is where we trundled onto 2 to spokane.

what used to be the shop, chairs escaping out windows

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

abandoned slipper, Riverside Park, Spokane, wa

someone lost their slipper- shoe- slipper.
maybe a camper getting eaten in the night? the other one appears a couple days later with some effort in a pile of bear dung?

Lake Lenore Caves

Monday, August 27, 2012

new boradcasting of This Life in Ruins

Bent Cemetery Fences, Roslyn, Wa

Bent fences of roslyn cemetery which have seen better days- or maybe not...
i wouldn't be photographing them were it not for their character.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dick and Janes Spot, Ellensburg, wa

 Dick and Janes Spot!!
Fantastic place!
on my top five of favorite art since landing back in amrica five years ago...
i took alot more photos which I will have posted here at
thendara's installation and intervention. we stumbled on this on our evening- night walk around downtown Ellensburg  on friday night.
having arrive from Pullman via the Palouse falls  State Park and a visit through washtucna, washington.
It was late and the light had faded too much for anything but flash photos and that just would not have done for this place.
right across the street from the fire department and the police station (which are tidily connected.) Jane and Dick have re enlivened a fading property into something that is much more then a house. I would be a proud home owner and artist were this my own life's work.
Thank you for brightening up the some what more conservative eastern washington!
we heart the scablands and dick and janes spot.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Northern State peddling me wares Sept 15th 2012

Dear lovers of abandonment on sept 15th from 10-2 pm I will be at northern state hospital , Sedro Woolley selling and signing books - and also bringing along a selection of postcards  from the northern state hospital farm books are 15.00 postcards are free until i run out! it's the 100th anniversary of this fine specimen of architectural indulgence we no longer see especially not in institutions.
come celebrate and get a chance to view this beautiful facility!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Particles on the Wall 2012

I am honored to have a piece entitled "Japan" going into this fantastic multidisciplinary event at
Central Washington University. 

Put together by Physicians for Social Responsibility
Particles on the Wall September 19, 2012 - December 8, 2012 Particles on the Wall (POTW) is an interdisciplinary group exhibit exploring elements of science and the nuclear age, Hanford history, their thread through our lives and their bearing on the Columbia River and natural world. The goal of the exhibit is to unite the arts and sciences to forge a more healthy and peaceful world, while exploring Hanford history and the nuclear age. Exhibit pieces illuminate key events regarding the nuclear history and role of nuclear technology in Washington State, current concerns with radioactive contamination, and the quest for peace. Given the magnitude of the topics, the tone of the exhibit is one of quiet commentary yet restraint, to best impart both the need for concern and an element of hope in the face of issues on war, peace, and the nuclear age that rest in our own back yards. To learn more about the exhibit, visit its website.
 The Museum is now closed for the summer. The Museum will re-open on September 19, 2012.
Hours Wednesday-Friday - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission Admission is free to all. Donations are accepted. Location The Museum of Culture and Environment is located on the first floor of Dean Hall on the Central Washington University campus. The street address is: 1200 N. D St. Ellensburg, WA 98926-7544

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Next Art Show October at The Vera Project!!

Not a message of ruin but one of art come the autumn.
October I will be showing some recycled landscapes at the Vera Project
with two other fantastic artists.
More details to come...
Thank You Vera Project!!!
what a fantastic Opportunity.