ROCK BALANCING
An artist creates a sculpture garden by balancing rocks on a river bank.  My job is to pay attention to the sky as it reflects in the water and frames the art.
Paul

ROCK BALANCING

An artist creates a sculpture garden by balancing rocks on a river bank.  My job is to pay attention to the sky as it reflects in the water and frames the art.

Paul

URBAN DREAMSCAPES
The idea behind urban dreamscapes it to let the viewer experience new views and realities when up, down and horizons are no longer applicable.  In life there are times when things go sideways. Preconceived realities are no longer relevant.  We can then choose to be lost or search for new and perhaps more interesting patterns to base our reality upon.
Paul

URBAN DREAMSCAPES

The idea behind urban dreamscapes it to let the viewer experience new views and realities when up, down and horizons are no longer applicable.  In life there are times when things go sideways. Preconceived realities are no longer relevant.  We can then choose to be lost or search for new and perhaps more interesting patterns to base our reality upon.

Paul

ART APPRECIATION
When you look at people who are looking, you see so much.
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ART APPRECIATION

When you look at people who are looking, you see so much.

Paul

THE STRUGGLE
Let’s face it, life can be hard.  Sometimes we rage against it, sometimes we collapse and need to rest.  Go ahead and rest.  You can struggle tomorrow.  
Paul

THE STRUGGLE

Let’s face it, life can be hard.  Sometimes we rage against it, sometimes we collapse and need to rest.  Go ahead and rest.  You can struggle tomorrow.  

Paul

THE SMALL, THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE BOLD
Small overlooked graffiti accompanied by a beautiful couple and bold, obvious advertising.  A typical Saturday afternoon in NYC.
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THE SMALL, THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE BOLD

Small overlooked graffiti accompanied by a beautiful couple and bold, obvious advertising.  A typical Saturday afternoon in NYC.

Paul

19 EAST
I really like the lush lines and tones of this manhattan office building.  The brass letters jump out of the shadows while the windows reflect the street life.  So much to look at.
Paul

19 EAST

I really like the lush lines and tones of this manhattan office building.  The brass letters jump out of the shadows while the windows reflect the street life.  So much to look at.

Paul

GOD IS RIGHT HERE
Isaak Bashev Singer once said something to the effect that man no longer sees the face of god because he never bends down to look.  If he didn’t say it, then I am.  
Paul

GOD IS RIGHT HERE

Isaak Bashev Singer once said something to the effect that man no longer sees the face of god because he never bends down to look.  If he didn’t say it, then I am.  

Paul

URBAN CHAOS
I just like the intersecting lines, shadows and random splashes of color. It reminds me of what someone once told me: You can’t understand life - you can only understand yourself.
Paul

URBAN CHAOS

I just like the intersecting lines, shadows and random splashes of color. It reminds me of what someone once told me: You can’t understand life - you can only understand yourself.

Paul

RED AND RUST
And, red chilli pepper lights.  How perfect.
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RED AND RUST

And, red chilli pepper lights.  How perfect.

Paul

ONE LAST THING
(DETROIT)  Henry Ford said “You can have any color car you want as long as it is black”, and with that he introduced the concept of mass production, mass marketing, mass consumption and the disposable society.  So it is only fitting that Detroit became the disposable city.  In the 20’s and 30’s the city grew with immigration from the south to fill the jobs.  The Brewster Douglass Projects were the first projects in America.  Then the war came and bigger factories were needed - the abandonment of the city slowly started though no one saw it happening.  The disposable society - “grab what you need and drop what you don’t”. Eventually the factories left the city and left their buildings. Someone else’s problem.  Then the people with jobs left the city.  They all took their ability to pay taxes with them.  Someone else’s problem.  The projects were abandoned and there wasn’t even enough money to pull them down.
What was left were the people who couldn’t afford to leave. What moved in was corrupt government officials who lined their pockets with whatever was left.  Finally the prairie grass filled in the cracks. 
Today the towers of the Brewster Douglass Projects are finally coming down.  In the distance are new sports stadiums.  Where we go from here is everyone’s responsibility.  We can’t afford to keep dropping and running.  We need to turn to the frontier within and find a new way. Detroit was the first city to be disposed.  Will it be the last?
Paul

ONE LAST THING

(DETROIT)  Henry Ford said “You can have any color car you want as long as it is black”, and with that he introduced the concept of mass production, mass marketing, mass consumption and the disposable society.  So it is only fitting that Detroit became the disposable city.  In the 20’s and 30’s the city grew with immigration from the south to fill the jobs.  The Brewster Douglass Projects were the first projects in America.  Then the war came and bigger factories were needed - the abandonment of the city slowly started though no one saw it happening.  The disposable society - “grab what you need and drop what you don’t”. Eventually the factories left the city and left their buildings. Someone else’s problem.  Then the people with jobs left the city.  They all took their ability to pay taxes with them.  Someone else’s problem.  The projects were abandoned and there wasn’t even enough money to pull them down.

What was left were the people who couldn’t afford to leave. What moved in was corrupt government officials who lined their pockets with whatever was left.  Finally the prairie grass filled in the cracks. 

Today the towers of the Brewster Douglass Projects are finally coming down.  In the distance are new sports stadiums.  Where we go from here is everyone’s responsibility.  We can’t afford to keep dropping and running.  We need to turn to the frontier within and find a new way. Detroit was the first city to be disposed.  Will it be the last?

Paul