Portals & Passages II exhibition, Washington D.C. 2013

November 28, 2013

Event photos courtesy of SIF. Earlier this year, Angie and I embarked on a new direction and series of mixed media artworks where we engaged both of our strengths. Over a base of Angie’s selected photographs collaged onto an acrylic panel, we layered another panel of abstracted gestural strokes, colors and some text. The final […]

Made in the Maldives, 2013

January 27, 2013

Most guests arriving at the resort come from big busy lives, jetting in for some moments of rest and relaxation. While it may take some time to dissipate the momentum created in the modern world, eventually island life and nature accept us humans back into the fold. It’s the details here that stand out. The […]

Skiing Lake Tahoe, California, 2012

December 30, 2012

The mass exodus from the Bay area towards the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe resembled a scene from an Armageddon movie. Complicating the situation were the icy conditions requiring drivers to put chains on their tires. The ride, which normally takes three hours, stretched into seven. But with a full moon illuminating the snow capped […]

Above San Francisco Bay, 2012

December 14, 2012

The blue skies offered clear views for 40 miles. Speeding towards the horizon of Baylands ahead of us, our four-seater lightly jumped across the runway until we took flight. Up into the sky and out over the SanFrancisco Bay we slipped as the foothills receded behind us. The towers of the city to the north […]

Thirty Feet of Water: Community Service in Kesennuma, Japan, 2012

October 29, 2012

Eighteen months ago, the small fishing village of Kesennuma on the northeastern coast of Japan was under thirty feet of water. A huge wave smashed its way into the bay andengulfed the town. It was only a small part of the bigger disaster hitting Japan on 11 March 2011. Many people died while many more […]

Artist in residence, Tokyo, Japan, 2012

September 22, 2012

Upon arriving in Japan, it is immediately apparent that this country has been refined. From the bows to the white-gloved taxi drivers, this is a nation that honors humanity. Public transportation runs smoothly and silently. Nobody speaks on cell-phones in close quarters. There is a sense people understand that their actions affect others and as […]

Launch of StudioBurns, Singapore, 2012

May 7, 2012

After many years in our people’s spaces, Angie and Gregory have finally opened their very own studio/gallery in Singapore called StudioBurns. Situated in an old industrial building close to the Paya Lebar MRT station, the large open space offers Gregory a place to paint large canvases and for the couple to exhibit their photos and […]

Prague, 2011

November 9, 2011

Prague   The Czech Republic sits beside a very prosperous Germany. Our train across the invisible border soon offers a subtle contrast between the ‘haves’ and the ‘someday may haves’.  Though the landscape and graffiti changes little one can feel the drop in GDP. But as we pull into Prague station the smorgasbord of ancient […]

France, 2011

October 20, 2011

France  Returning to the Paris I grew up in, much has changed and stayed the same after four decades. The Eiffel Tower remains, but has digital lights. The metro still runs and still has graffiti. Little dogs are still served at tables in restaurants but there are less of the remains on the streets. And […]

Made in Bali, Indonesia, 2011

July 29, 2011

Tucked between the mountains and the sea, Alila Villas Soori embraces and inspires. Verdant green fields, ripe and rich with rice, attract swallows and sightseers, feeding on the landscape. Lavender sand beaches stretching beyond view, offer space to roam freely where crashing waves energize the air. All one needs can be found here, nourishment for […]

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