Category Rome

Form

Leonid readying forms for a concrete pour as part of his serial art installation. Also collaborating with him on a prototype for moss pavers.

Pope Tunnel

I had no idea this existed but the Vatican has its own train track for fast pope getaways.

Sky

There seems to be no end to the shifting sky and light out of my studio window.

Celebration

The fellows hosted a celebration for all of the affiliate fellows at the academy last night, each of them giving a brief talk. We are so grateful to have such wonderful people in our community and so sad to see them go.

Luminous

More good light from fragments of an old Roman bath turned into a basilica.

Drain

I love how integrated water is in the thinking of this city right down to the detail. This is one of the most artful ways I have ever seen to centrally collect rainwater. The entire courtyard flows into this beautiful piece.

Encore

I keep seeing all of these 80’s Renault’s around the city. It takes me back to working on Le Cars with my dad in our garage, pumping brakes for hours while my friends played football. Somehow comforting that this Renault Encore is still in operation.

Garden

One of the best gardens at the American Academy and maintained by the Rome Sustainable Food Project I love to see what greens, vegetable and herbs are growing.

Organ

Santa Cecilia is one of my favorite churches. So many amazing things about the space but today particularly struck by the organ and pipes.

Epiphany

Piazza San Pietro was still full of action last night for epiphany. I run through there at least three times a week and have taken to doing at least one lap around the tree and nativity. I am pretty sure it was designed as a .5k track.