Keystone

Keystone

I give you: a keystone, pictured top center of the stone arch. A keystone locks the rest of the arch stones in place, allowing the structure to shoulder weight. When properly engineered, arches like this can stand strong for centuries, free of mortar or metal. I took...
Jumper

Jumper

Writers call it the telling detail. It’s a small, seemingly insignificant event that offers significant insight into character. In literature, telling details shape expectation, inform plot, foreshadow the story to come. The moment our eyes hit the words, we...
Matters of Interpretation

Matters of Interpretation

From the outside, developing an interpretive panel looks ridiculously simple. Dash off a double-spaced page of promo copy. Glue the ‘graphs to a board. Spackle it with pritty, pritty pictures. And you’re good to go. You could knock off 10 or 12 panels by dinner,...
Home & Away

Home & Away

All roads lead to the future, I’m told. And I believe it’s so. Bent on getting you where you need to be, mindless of where you’ve been, roads come, roads go. But bridges–bridges old enough to remember the sound, the weight, the heft, the feel, when men made of iron...
Gratitude

Gratitude

It was a day of crop dust and horse spit. Of vultures mantling on middle roads. Of seeds and sun and cobalt sky. Of well-mannered dogs and kindness from strangers. It was a good day to smell dirt and taste grit. It taught me that some of autumn’s most beautiful blooms...