Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

[CA Roadtrip] Lux dei ad lucem hominis

Lux dei

The Piedras Blancas lighthouse outside San Simeon as the sun starts to set.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

[CA Roadtrip] Cresting the wave

Cresting

A surfer just outside of Monterey.

Theme sequence

Tomorrow early morning, I shall be undergoing tonsilectomy and a few additional modifications to my nose and throat, as a part of Stanford Hospital and Sleep Clinic trying to deal with my sleep apnea.

As such, I do not really expect to be in a photography or posting mood for a while, and thus will be serving up photos from our recent road trip through Big Sur to LA from last weekend.

These photos will come later than the 7 days in my original rules — but hopefully I can make up for that with the contents of the photos.

TTFN.

Flower

Friday, March 25, 2011

Abandoned gas pumps

Abandoned pumps

In Los Alamos, CA. We stopped in the Saloon right next to this for some drinks and some shuffleboard.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mary with a rosary

Mary with rosary

One would imagine that Mary would do well in communicating with Jesus even without using a rosary, especially as she is often used as the conduit to reach him…

Not so, according to the Carmel Mission statue, that is thoughtfully equipped with a rosary, lest she lose count of her “Hail Self”s.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Big sur in the evening fog

Big Sur in the Evening Fog

A somewhat different perspective from yesterday. As magically and fairy-tale-like as before.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Big sur in the evening fog

Big Sur in the Evening Fog

A vision from a fairy tale, these rolling hills creeping up under the fog blanket they're hiding under.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lasercut loot: poem on tealight holder

Lasercut poem
Lasercut poem
Lasercut poem
Lasercut poem

Etched into IKEA tealight holders.

Var inte rädd för mörkret
Ty ljuset vilar där.
Vi ser ju inga stjärnor
Där intet mörker är.

I ljusa irisiringen
Du bär en mörk pupill.
Ty mörkt är allt som ljuset
Med bävan längtar till.

Var inte rädd för mörkret
Ty ljuset vilar där.
Var inte rädd för mörkret,
som ljusets hjärta bär.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lasercut loot: Acrylic inlays in wood

Lasercut inlays

MALMA Mirror from IKEA. Knotwork and cavities for the inlays etched out with high settings on the laser cutter. Inlays cut out from same pattern, and epoxied in place. Knotwork painted with acrylic paint.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Like dominoes, they fall

Houses like Dominos

First, it was just one house sagging a little. Marshland underneath, solid foundations but nothing underneath it.

Later on, one by one, the neighbouring houses slipped along — in an eternally slow, infinitely gradual domino topple.

Not that the inhabitants let it bother them. San Francisco earthquakes happen on a swifter timescale than this.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Avian texture

Taking off
A clutch of pigeons, all scrambling for the same bread, all spooked at the same time.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Goodbye TechShop SF

Koch snowflake curve tilesets

I've had a month long membership at TechShop SF, and have been using their laser cutters approx. 8h/week this entire month through.

Here one of my latest products from this time — the first 4 iterations of the Koch snowflake curve, cut out of mirrored, blue transparent, yellow-green neon transparent and red neon transparent acrylic.

My last day was today, and I bid them adieu with quite some melancholy. More photos of my various laser cut projects will appear here as I get around to photographing them all.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Defenestration

Defenestration

In San Francisco, at 6th/Mission, an entire house has been dedicated to an art-piece.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tenderloin rooftops

Tenderloin rooftops

I had to ruminate on this one for quite a while. Finally, once Rubin had shown me the Gradient tool in Lightroom, I was able to capture both the dramatic sky and the run-down ruddy houses below it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Harassment


One of the ceramic owls wasn't entirely like his peers, and boy did they make him know it!