Hope during a pandemic

04-29-20 Hope KI6A6979

I have been venturing out a little bit more recently; mask, hat and all. The weather here in Southern California has been beautiful recently, while this morning we had some coastal fog that did not burn off until about 10am. An ideal morning for taking my camera for a walk (regretfully we do not have a dog, so my DSLR is an interesting stand-in).

This composition was a result of a double take, as I did not see the decorated stone until I was almost past it. But it was interesting enough to draw me back to take a moment to compose a couple of frames. This photograph is not meant to be anything special, I have no idea who created this artwork and why they decided to leave it here. The combination of the small decorated stone on top of this very industrial metal canister creates an odd juxtaposition, perhaps a bit surreal. Just a moment in the morning worth me to remember.

I guess you can also say that Hope always come out on top.

Cheers, stay healthy and safe,


Featured artwork above: Pandemic Hope copyright 2020 Douglas Stockdale


Gardening For Ordnance solo on-line exhibition, Fabrik Projects on Artsy.net, March 24th – April 30th, 2020.

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) Faculty Exhibition, in Los Angeles at the new LACP gallery, located at 566 Washington Blvd. The exhibition opened March 21st and the closing reception is Saturday, April, 18, 2020, from 7-10pm. TBD

Update! Medium Photo 2020 Workshop: Developing a Creative Book workshop that I will be leading, is now rescheduled for September 24 – 27th, 2020, a four-day extended weekend workshop in San Diego.

Medium Photo 2020 Lecture Series, I will be giving a one-evening lecture Artist Books as Art Objects on Friday, March 20th, from 7:30 – 9pm at the You Belong Here artist venue, located at 3619 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104. TBD


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