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Rest in Peace Leonard Knight (1931-2014)

View on Google Maps Street View   Yesterday artist Leonard Knight quietly passed away. Knight was unlike anyone else I’ve ever met. He was pure love embodied. It’s visions like his and his firm belief in a loving God that give me a sense of comfort when I contemplate my own mortality.   The series […]

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DTLA Arts District in 360° Panorama Series: Damon Martin “Every Piece of Ivory Comes from a Dead Elephant”

View on Google Maps   “Every Piece of Ivory Comes from a Dead Elephant” little planet projection Artist Damon Martin’s piece entitled “Every Piece of Ivory Comes from a Dead Elephant” is part of a multi-national campaign funded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to spread awareness of the plight of elephants. Completed in […]

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The Spirit Tree of Joplin, Missouri

The Spirit Tree of Joplin, Missouri The “Spirit Tree,” was one of the many trees in Joplin, Missouri destroyed by a deadly tornado that struck on May 22, 2011. This 40′ tree on 20th Street near the Kansas City Southern Railway tracks was painted with vibrant colors inspired by Native American spirit stick art. It […]

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