in finding out that my elementary school would be ripped down, I found it would be a great reason to come upon some architectural ornament. I originally wanted to glean both the pediment and entablature, but problems arose. the entablature was of course being from a different time, too well made, and impossible to pry from the building. the pediment however was already taken off the building and thrown inside the vestibule (note the absences of the curly ornament). I collected these pieces and when I have the right space for them, will have it reassembled, quietly dissatisfied and mournful that I couldn’t get the whole piece.
2:00 pm • 21 December 2011 • 5 notes
‘natural bridge state park’
having rained the night before and even into the morning, our trip to Western Mass may have seemed blighted. however, the rain only enhanced what we saw of parks and places on our list. at the small state park in this series, the heaviness of the rain on the canopies only heightened the feeling of escape, as more layers of matter were there to separate us from our lives back in the city.
2:00 pm • 19 December 2011 • 4 notes
as they tore down Cologne School, even the piles of building materials were reminiscent in their cracked and torn forms of the school I knew for six years. the color of the varnished wood, the pastel paint colors from the 20s, the pieces of chalkboard and wainscoting, all a big palette of my early education. it was strange to see it literally coming down, as if it was something I was not supposed to see, the inner skeletons of a tired building representing a faculty and system I was supposed to revere.
beyond even that it was something I needed to watch, somehow. like holding the hand of a dying friend: as easy as it would be to flee the situation, you will always regret that you didn’t stay for the end.
2:00 pm • 18 December 2011 • 3 notes
taken around the house, with an old 90s Olympus autofocus.
2:00 pm • 17 December 2011 • 5 notes
onefootout asked: 3 things about yourself?
4:37 pm • 15 December 2011 • 6 notes
‘blue ben diner’
a few of us went up the Berkshires at the end of this summer. one of the stops: the Blue Ben Diner, famous for its simply amazing food. really humble atmosphere. very enjoyable.
2:00 pm • 15 December 2011 • 2 notes
upon first moving to the city, I experienced to sharp of a disconnect with gardening. even though I wasn’t always doing the gardening myself back in Jersey, our house was surrounded with cultivations. missing this, I decided my first project would be a potted garden. I started beans in bottles, and it only grew from there.
2:00 pm • 13 December 2011 • 3 notes