Exploring the places where human creations intersect with nature. Which is taking over which?
Angel Island is a treasure trove. Old buildings, equipment, and a Nike missile base. Of course there are also beautiful views of the whole Bay Area, but who needs that?
Using perforated steel, copper wire, vinegar, and salt, I am creating a new series of sculptures full of beautiful textures and colors. Each piece is 13”x13” and suitable to hang in any available space. $650 each. And there are more to come!
I returned for another look at this town rich with Bay Area history. There was lots of construction, but that proved to be rich fodder for my lens.
A heavy equipment rental yard was a feast for my camera!
I finally made the time to explore some edges of Palo Alto I have often passed, but never photographed. These images are from a stack of construction equipment on the side of Foothill Expressway, a natural gas regulator on Arastradero Rd, and the railroad trestle next to El Palo Alto.
It’s an interesting artistic exercise to revisit locations after some time has passed. Recently I went back to the Sutro Baths in San Francisco - an improbably preserved ruin with a prime view of the ocean.
These images were made in January of 2019:
These images were made in February of 20016:
Even in a city being rebuilt and modernized at every turn, there are still some glorious spots to discover where time has already added its beauty.
At the recommendation of MANY people, I spent some time exploring Building Resources in San Francisco. These are some of the treasures I found.
Wandering in places I perhaps shouldn’t, I found some wonderful new textures created as time has its way with our creations.
Thanks to the suggestion of my friend Kat, I explored the SF waterfront between Mariposa Ave. and Pier 70 (where I have made some great images before). The area is rich with SF shipping history, and although most of the coolest buildings are completely barricaded behind fences, there is still some cool stuff to see. Here's some of what I found.