The photographs of N.P. Thompson

abstraction

the devil’s footprint

the devil's footprint

“People who cannot escape thinking of themselves as white are poorly equipped, if equipped at all, to consider the meaning of black: people who know so little about themselves can face very little in another: and one dare hope for nothing from friends like these.” — James Baldwin, The Devil Finds Work


greywashed

greywashed

Found poem, pressed between the pages of a library book on yellowing tablet paper

8 a.m. — Wake up
Breakfast. Take chicken salad for lunch.
Go to # 5 bus at Flowers.
Take bus downtown to Virginia.
Walk to gallery.
Sit at gallery until 6 p.m.
Walk to # 5 bus on 3rd Ave.
Take bus home.


in the blue

in the blue

I.

“We are tempted into thinking ourselves in peculiar situations. If you look closely, man’s found himself in the same sort of situations from the beginning. And what you discover is that particular minds along the way deal with the same problems. You begin to get a community of thought in relation to those problems as you go along. It ought to be of some hope in a dark age — which I take ours to be; I think we’re in a darker age than the late Middle Ages, and we take that to be a particularly dark age; I think there was more light about then.” — author Marion Montgomery, in the Athens Observer, 1981

II.

“We will stay in a villa with a private pool with rose petals floating in it… We won’t leave before all those petals have withered away.” — Cor Schilder, 2014, passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17


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heron

heron


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work.live.shop.die.

work shop live die


a weaver of dreams

a weaver of dreams

(more…)


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light bends

light bends


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a summer place

a summer place


the young world has grown old

the young world has grown old

“the sky above the ring I loved so well
now the young world has grown old
gone are the tinsel and gold…” — Lorenz Hart


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tilt

tilt


Fremont in Pearl, mid-August


Mediterranean


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“So much falls to the inhale and exhale of the zeitgeist, and you can’t really know . . .”

—Debra Winger


leaf in whirlpool


sign of the cross, Arabica Lounge


readings


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the ferris wheel


the ferris wheel


the ferris wheel

blue illusion


that way . . . that world


phantoms


the deaths of the Oniskos


masque


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