San LorenzoThe Least of TheseThe Least Of These - Detail of SparrowThree BellsPerugia CampanileOrvieto Porta SolianoSPQRChiesa di Santa Maria in CampitelliChiesa di Sant'Agnese in AgoneSan Frediano in CestelloFaithFaith, Hope, LoveHopeLoveNear The ParkTowards Corso ItaliaUp From Piazza GirabaldiClimbing The HillOrvieto OverlookIn PerugiaRoman SpandrelOrvieto AlleywayAbove The StairsApproaching Porta San GuilianoBefore Porta FiorentinaThrough Porta RomanaFinestra - JanuaryFinestra - FebruaryFinestra - MarchFinestra - AprilFinestra - MayWalking Out Of TownParisAthensA Feather For Your CapA Feather For Your Cap - [Detail of Feather]
Architecture of Memory
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I had the opportunity to lead a small group of students for a study abroad semester ~ giving us an extended stay in a tiny hill town in Tuscany.

In these paintings, I explore the back alleys and quiet piazzas encountered on long walks to both majestic achievements of cultural significance, and to the grocery store to get Nutella. I found myself looking up (all of Italy is uphill) and seeing the beauty of the landscape in the spaces between ~ moments glanced sideways and passed quickly, that proved as lasting in memory as trips through museums and cathedrals.

I am left with glimpses ~ a visual record of an experience both brief and lasting.