11 >> ALENTEJO, PT

Scenes from the month at Obras Art.

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Edward Burtynsky referred to extraction processes as “reverse architecture,” an apt term for what’s depicted at the marble quarries.

Belém

I always imagined autumn could look like this.

Repurposed glass bottles are a recurring theme…

LISBON, PORTUGAL

Sónia graciously carted me around her town for a few days before my very first artist residency commenced in the countryside at Obras Art. Since this was before Lisbon became the turmeric latte of travel destinations, I was stunned by streets paved with marble, terracotta rooftops, and golden sunsets, as if I’d not even seen a photo of the place before.

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A romance with palm trees begins.