These grow all over the town I live in, Tacoma, Washinton State, in the far northwest of the USA.
I live at the edge of a Vietnamese/Chinese neighborhood, and one of my favorite places is an Oriental barbecue place. The owners are devout Buddhists, and they kindly gave me permission to photograph and then make a computer drawing of their personal shrine.
Chihuly Glass Ceiling
Dale Chihuly is a glass artist in Tacoma, Washington. This is based on a ceiling on a bridgeway to his museum and workshop. The ceiling is transparent and has some of his glasswork embedded in it.
This is inspired by the famous classic poem Kubla Khan by the English poet Coleridge, who is said to have dreamed this poem after taking opium for an illness. He woke up and immediately began to write it down when someone knocked at his door. After the visit, he attempted to recall the rest of the poem, but he only had a part of it. Nevertheless, this is considered to be one of the English language's finest poems.
Painting of some fall colors and tree trunks near my house
An abstract drawing using color maps from a series photos I took around my neighborhood
This desk sits in my livingroom and was built before the American revolution of 1776. It is made of large solid pieces of wood and has a great simple beauty. The lamp has a mica shade. I tried very hard to capture the feeling of the light as it spills across the table.
Street Lamp At Dusk
We have beautiful old street lamps on our street. It is an old (for the USA) neighborhood full of craftman houses and has a lot of early 20th-century feel about it