An afternoon under the banyon tree

A Sunday Stroll in the Neighborhood

There is much street culture here in Kolkata and it appears that you could spend most of your time outdoors as many people do and some are forced to do. Small stalls set-up to cook food, fix your shoes, cover your Read more…

The market street close to my residence

Sun, Warmth, Kolkata

My flight to Kolkata was delayed due to fog but what a relief to arrive to warm weather. My stay here is being sponced by an art organization called Khoj Kolkata. They have rented a small flat in south Kolkata Read more…

The Lotus Temple with one of nine pools that surrounds it.

Modern whether old or new

Again more fog on Thursday but that did not stop the excursion. First the Lotus Temple a contemporary structure built by followers of the Bhahi religion. A serene meditative place that is a marvel of  engineering. Made of  poured in Read more…

The back of an autorickshaw

Traffic and Lunch with a Minister of Parliament

Invited along for a conference on trends in the textile industry. I spent the morning listening to politicians speak regarding export policies in textile. Not exactly the trends I was hoping to hear about. However an invitation to lunch at Read more…

A courtyard on route to the tomb

From the Outrageous to the Sublime

Tuesday: A day of Contrasts. The morning began with the first real glimpse of the sun no better day to make a pilgramage to the most over-the-top contemporary Hindu temple the Swaminarya Akshardhanm. A huge complex of shrines, dioramas, fountains and sculptures Read more…

Carving details on the pillar at Qutb Minar

An Auspicious Day

Sunday  January third in Delhi dawned cold and rainy but still there is much to see. Qutb Minar is an early monument from the 1100-1300th century. Construction begun by the first Islamic ruler of this region. A beautiful red stone Read more…

work in progress

Return Passage to India

On January First I travel to New Delhi, India then on to the city of Kolkata for a residency at Khoj and  a six person exhibition at the Harrington Art Center. At the moment I am printing work to take Read more…

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Greetings

The holidays in New Orleans more rain than snow but still festive