Musings from Beijing

Thoughts and images from an international art teacher about photography, artists, China, travels and life.
Boarded all over Beijing people are being displaced to who knows where??

Boarded all over Beijing people are being displaced to who knows where??

outrageous art show at the UCCA Gallery in 798 Art District… how lucky are we to experience such a field trip and see Pawel Althamer’s work?!

outrageous art show at the UCCA Gallery in 798 Art District… how lucky are we to experience such a field trip and see Pawel Althamer’s work?!

The Drum and Bell Tower area of Beijing was a magical place. The two towers were official timekeepers from the era of Kubla Khan in the 13th century. The surrounding neighborhood was full of old Beijing culture and within the past six months all but the towers have been destroyed. In its place yet another theme park will emerge. Such a travesty.

Childhood imagination! The photo assignment was to tell something about a person by focusing on everything but the face

Childhood imagination! The photo assignment was to tell something about a person by focusing on everything but the face

Addi Rose and Theodor on Islesboro!

Addi Rose and Theodor on Islesboro!

Not photoshopped! First time I have seen a rainbow descend over the city!!

Not photoshopped! First time I have seen a rainbow descend over the city!!

after a wicked storm a bright and shiny tiny Beijing surrounding Tuanjiehu Park

after a wicked storm a bright and shiny tiny Beijing surrounding Tuanjiehu Park

Printmaking with my foundations class

Sketchbook skool rocks.. one is given lots of inspiration and info from great teachers. Thanks Tommy Kane!!

Sketchbook skool rocks.. one is given lots of inspiration and info from great teachers. Thanks Tommy Kane!!