The Allegories

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The Hidden Language Of The Soul

What do you talk about at family gatherings or around around the dinner table, especially during cultural holidays? Telling stories of events and previous gatherings may often elicit outbursts of laughter, joy, sorrow, remembrance. However, one activity that has always been particularly expressive of these ethnic values and traditions is the dance. Martha Graham once said that “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”

The Journey Of La Quinceañera

My wife, Jayne, and I recently had the honor and privilege of attending and participating in the Quinceañera. The fiesta de quince años is a celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday. *** Selections here were published in LensWork Trilogies 2022.

Affecting The Effects, 2nd Edition

How does a rainforest survive the pace of human encroachment? Is a rainforest even worth saving when land resources are rapidly vanishing?

A Visit To The Shire

At the end of October, 2018, my wife, Jayne, and I visited the Hobbiton movie set situated on a family run farm near Matamata, in Waikato, New Zealand.

National Die: Made In The USA

What is it like for a product to state that it is “Made in the USA”? What does this really mean, especially in today’s economy? Is this just a cliche?

Moorish Influences, 2nd Edition

*** Featured in LensWork Magazine, Issue 115 *** Visitors to the province of Andalusia in southern Spain will immediately notice the beautiful Moorish architecture of many of its ancient mosques, palaces, and fortresses.

Cross-Sections, 2nd Edition

For more than twenty eight years, I worked a cross-sectioned life in a cube consisting of three sides with six-foot high colorless partitions.

Just Another Day, 2nd Edition

Is today, just another day? Or did we wake up this morning with some particular purpose or intent?

The Monsters Of His Mind

In 1547, Prince Vicino Orsini commissioned work to begin on a park filled with twenty-four natural bedrock-sculpted art pieces based on grotesque figures of mythological origin.

End Of The Line, 2nd Addition

*** Featured in Black & White Magazine, Issue 104 *** What is it about forgotten places that some people find irresistible?

Arrangements, 2nd Edition

*** Featured in Black & White Magazine, Issues 101, 103 *** My project is simply a celebration of the sense of awe I experienced during visit to the Sydney Opera House.