Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…


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Prisoner of texture…

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In most cases I would show you the buildings of the place I visited and then the world-class art displayed in the venue. This time, however, I was so struck by the textures I kept seeing that I will delay showing you the other until the textures are thoroughly digested and absorbed. Last Wednesday we spent the beautiful, clear day traveling to Alcatraz Island (we have lived near it for twenty-eight years and had never been). It was a great day of walking and exploring, and we totally loved the environment, the view, and the art.

In these shots you catch a glimpse of a little of the Ai Weiwei art displayed, but really these are just to celebrate age, patina, and the ravages of time…

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Photo walk…

My friend Lisa and I went for coffee and a photo walk last Saturday. It was a lovely day in my neighborhood (hard to tell it is winter) and I worked on my video technique…no tripod so some shaking going on but for the most part did not try to pan. My goal was to be brutal in my cropping and brutal in my leaving out of unnecessary shots but still I keep thinking that it needs to be as long as the music. Maybe next time I will concentrate more on what can be done with the audio.

My town has a community center that was built in the 1930’s and recently they built a new library. I think they did a nice job of melding the structures together. Plus I like the public sculptures they have situated around the site. Quite whimsical… (wouldn’t want this town to take its self too seriously!) As always I am fascinated by the color and texture. Most of all it was fun to do art with my friend and visit my most favorite coffee store in town.

Welcome to my town…