I was drinking tea today and noticed the dried milk and sugar on a spoon rest. It was sitting near my recent edition of Sculpture magazine, which prompted me to take many pictures.
While in the Midwest, I attempted to take pictures of an approaching thunderstorm. It moved so fast that it was difficult to capture. Here is the best picture from the bunch.
Took many pictures of mold today, but didn't have one that I love. This one was perhaps the best of them.
Took a road trip with a photographer friend to take pictures at Bean Hollow, using a macro lens. I took so many that it will take some time to edit, but in the meantime, here are a couple of ocean shots.
After visiting The Met Breurer, my friends and I headed over to the main museum. I made a fast stop to see a Spanish relic that I really like. Afterwards, I quickly went through the exhibit Fragonard: Drawing Triumph and wasn't really interested in it. So then I walked through Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio, which was really incredible.
Finally, on the way home, my friend and I walked around the city and I took a couple of photos.
Gold, rock crystal, enamel
Spanish, 16th century
This reliquary takes the architectural form of a two-story altar, with a shell niche in the upper story framing enameled figures of the Crucifixion. In the lower story, a rock crystal cylinder displays a cross that was believed to incorporate a fragment of the true cross, and the capsule below contains a supposed relic of the sponge held to Christ's mouth when he was on the cross. The upper mount of the cylinder is engraved with an inscription that translates as "The wood of the cross, the alleviating sponge".
My artist friend Nikki and I took a coastline day trip and while walking around found a large plant with incredible leaves. I snapped several closeup pictures. This one turned out the best.
An especially intense fog settled on the city, so I attempted to do a little night photography, which I find to be the most challenging. The results are really grainy and not perfect, but regardless I'm happy.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.