This grey whale was stranded in the Klamath River in Northern California during June – August 2011. She became something of a local celebrity, with several blogs dedicated to her plight. Her pup eventually weaned and swam back to sea, but the mother remained in the river until her death August 16, 2011. Cause of death was not determined; she was well-norished until the end. Tourists as well as many locals visited her daily as she swam back and forth under the bridge on Highway 101. Some even seranaded her with violins, frame drums, and other instruments.
November 2, 2011
September 23, 2010
Art is where you find it. I found this sidewalk grating walking along the waterfront. Its grill of interlaced circles forming a knotwork pattern caught my eye. Artistry in the everyday, utilitarian objects of our lives used to be common but has become unfortunately rare. The center of this mosaic is the original photo, surrounded by eight color variations. The distorted perspective caused by the slight tilt in the original combined with rotating the surrounding grates gives an Escheresque feel to the piece.