The beach near Chiclana de la Frontera south of Cádiz on Christmas Day. Strange, Dali-esque landscape with the tilting ruin of a military watchtower on the horizon.
My Christmas present, “Monogram” from the series “La Biblioteca Oscura” (“The Hidden Library”) by Jim Rattenbury.
Gaucin at sunset on the third to the last day of 2016. I didn’t edit the shot or add any color!
New Year’s Day walk along the Smuggler’s Route (Ruta de los Contrabandistas) from Gibraltar to Ronda. This was a brief stretch of the Route south east of Gaucin.
At demonstration on behalf of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against Dakota Access Pipe Line, Lehigh University 11-15-16.
With my baby sister Sarah at High Street on Hudson, NYC, 4 Nov 2016–happy before the election.
Tyrone Guthre Arts Centre, County Monaghan, Ireland (September 2016)
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Artists’ Studios
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Artists’ Cottages
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Composer’s Room (Best quarters in the house)
Malaga by day and night (Fighter Pilot’s Daughter, Chapter 27 A Beaker of the Warm South):
Port of Malaga, east side close to sunset
Port of Malaga at dusk
Port of Malaga by moonlight
Inside the Pompidou Malaga
A visit to England June-July 2016:
A “Folly” (not my term) on an estate near Stoford
The way to East Coker
There was a crooked man who walked a crooked mile/He found a crooked sixpence/Upon a crooked stile
The cliffs above Beer on the Devon coast
Thinking of Frannie, my mother and subject of much attention in Fighter Pilot’s Daughter, sketched here in a Saks ad for Intoxication perfume in 1945 when she was working in Saks’s advertising department.
My space on the third floor in Allentown. How can a person write with so much stuff on their desk?
On the porch in Allentown with Jacqueline and Ian Cockburn of Art and Culture Andalucia
Cold winter night in Madrid with my friend & former student John Bennett
A clear winter day in Gaucin
Sunset the same day
Shop window in Jerez de la Frontera
View of El Hacho, the mountain beneath which Gaucin’s water supply sits, at sunset.
Roman temple located near the Puerta del Reloj, Jimena de la Frontera
Puerta del Reloj or Gate of the Clock at the 8th century castle, Jimena de la Frontera, Spain
Clouds lifting off Sierra de Líbar, Cortés de la Frontera–every leaf hoping for rain.
La Janda wetlands near Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. Rice paddies and many wonderful birds. Photo by Jim Rattenbury.
Casares (near Gaucin, Andaluc;ia), another island in the sky
Avid Diva, my birthday present this summer by the wonderful sculptor and painter Jim Rattenbury. Avid is a seriously benign presence in the house in Gaucin.
The view from home in Gaucin (setting of Ch. 27 in FPD, “A Beaker of the Warm South”), where I’m going soon for the winter.
In my Dad’s flight jacket from the Korean War–my bio photo for Songs of Ourselves, an anthology of writing inspired by Walt Whitman coming out soon with Blue Heron Book Works. I edited the volume and wrote the introduction.
World Trade Center, NYC, October 2015
Santiago Calatrava’s PATH Staton NYC, October 2015
Map of the world drawn by Giovanni Vespucci, nephew of Amerigo Vespucci, in 1526. At the Hispanic Society, NYC. Researching old manuscripts for a project for Acoma Pueblo and found this lovely old map hanging on the wall in the reading room.
Picasso “Woman Reading” 1951-53, MOMA show “Picasso’s Sculpture” Fall 2015
Picasso “Cat” 1941 MOMA show “Picasso’s Sculpture” Fall 2015
Picasso “Cock” 1932, MOMA show “Picasso’s Sculpture” Fall 2015
Picasso’s Head of a Warrior (1933), in the new show (Sept. 14, 2015) “Picassos’s Sculpture” at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.
The Dalton Dead Reckoning Computer my Dad used for navigating.
Astrolabe, 1450, in the Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid. Used to chart the stars and calculate time centuries before the clock.
Gaucin town band performing for Semana Cultural July 2015
Pool of Rio Hozgarganta, on the way to La Cueva de Laja Alta
Hike from Marchenilla to Jimena de la Frontera, early June 2015
In the new office of Al-Andalus research group, Gaucin
Kayaking off Santi Petri, near Cádiz, June 2015
An old cork tree at the top of the hill, Finca los Arboles January 2015
Almonds blossoms in the rain at Finca los Arboles
Burros outside the blacksmith’s shop, Gaucin, January 2015
On the mesa, Chaco Canyon, October 2014
Acoma, from the butte to the north, October 2014
Rock formations on the valley floor below Old Acoma, October 2014
Old Acoma Village (atop the mesa), October 2014
Enchanted Mesa, Acoma Pueblo, October 2014
Sky City Cultural Center, Acoma Pueblo, October 2014
Visit to Bodega Descalzos Viejos, Ronda, Spain, with Art & Culture Andalucia group, July 10, 2014
Wine cellar at Bodega Descalzos Viejos
Garden of Descalzos Viejos
Todadaho Sid Hill, Traditional Chief of the Onondaga Nation, delivering ceremonial welcome to UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 2014
(l-r) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Dalee Sambo Dorough, Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Thomas Gass, Asst. Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, and in the foreground John Ashe (Antigua and Barbuda), President of the General Assembly
Poutama Maōri Performing Arts Group of Te Ipukarea performing a karakia chant
Hiking in the Buitrera Canyon near Colmenar (Andalucia) with my friend Alice Rattenbury, winter 2014
With my friend Jim Rattenbury on a hike in the Vuitrera, outside Colmenar, Spain, winter 2014
Relaxing on a summer morning at the finca in Gaucin
Gaucin and Sierra Crestallina viewed from our place
Helping friends clear an old fountain near Psari, Greece
At work in Gaucin, June 2011
With Students in “Lit & Film of the 60s” Samantha Tager (left) and Maggie Hughes (right)
Mary in Heidelberg, 1969
Jack and Frannie on the SS United States, 1965
Lawlor family in New Vernon, NJ, just before sailing to Germany, February 1965 (L-R Frannie, Jack, Lizzie, Sarah, Nancy, Mary
Jack with turkey under surveillance, 1958
Jack with (l-r) Mary, sisters Lizzie and Nancy, 1957
Portrait my mother had taken in Miami, 1955, of herself surrounded by us: Lizzie (top l), Nancy (top r), Sarah (lower r), me (lower l)
Frannie and Jack Lawlor at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, Camp Lejeune, NC, 1954
Jack with my sister Sarah, 1955
Mary Ellen, Frankie, Philip, and Frannie Walsh at the Stork Club, NYC, c. 1942
Jack Lawlor climbing into a T-6 Texan Trainer, c. 1943