|Street musicians, le Marais, Paris (November 2013)|
Over the course of the year, I never found as much time as I had hoped to play at painting or collage, though I did manage to spend many hours practicing my photography, and came away with some images of which I'm proud.
I was more successful in seeking out creative visual inspiration.
Within the first few days of the year, I made it to the Met in New York to finally explore their revamped Islamic Art wing (which, while nice, doesn't hold a candle to the British Museum's Islamic collection), and to DC's Hirshhorn for the "Ai WeiWei: According to What?" exhibit, which reinforced
my adoration for the Chinese artist's work, so powerful in its simplicity and scale.
|Ai WeiWei exhibit at Hirshhorn|
|Still shot from Mounir Fatmi's "Technologia"|
|The MAMA in Algiers: a clandestine shot at an event inside the strictly-no-photos-allowed museum.|
|"Bellatrix II, 1957" by Victor Vasarely, at the Centro Cultural de Belém|
|Slim the silversmith makes jewelry at his shop on Lamu from found Chinese pottery.|