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Layered — A City in the Sky

The skyscrapers in Sheila O’Hara’s tapestry float mysteriously on a field of red. An abstract freeway flows through the buildings into a starry sky. Is this the future for San Francisco? This tapestry was on exhibit downtown, several years ago, … Continue reading

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Waiting — Horses Crossing

Two horses cross the road while cars wait. The horses are returning to the stables that replaced the site formerly used by the Stanford Artificial Intelligence  Laboratory (SAIL) from 1965 to 1991. Horses now tread where robots once roamed. Quite … Continue reading

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Corners — Box-like Homes are Trending

  All corners, that’s my take on this large residence in Palo Alto. Most new homes in Palo Alto are much larger than the home they replace; many are two story with a full basement. And, a popular style is … Continue reading

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Elemental — Earth and Fire, Ceramics as Art

Above is  a detail of a large wood-fired stoneware sculpture by Peter Voulkos. The piece stands almost 4 ft. high, and is 2 feet wide and weights over 150 pounds. Imagine muscling that around a studio and into a kiln. … Continue reading

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Transient — Anonymous Drifter

As a famous drifter once said: “May the Force be with you.” The equation of force is cut into the steel sculpture Brilliance that is on display at the Palo Alto Art Center. There are 6 similarly shaped steel sculptures … Continue reading

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Friend — Share your favorite sights

This sculpture by George Segal is called Gay Liberation, but I’ve always thought of it as “A group of friends.” This week’s photo challenge is about Friends. I’ll share a gallery of candid shots that I’ve taken of people enjoying the … Continue reading

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Dense — Spring, Yellows and Whites

After a wet winter, the back yard is dense with color: yellow rose, and flowering cherry are in full bloom while the oranges continue to ripen and our camellia opens new blooms daily. This is a great time to be … Continue reading

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