September 2, 2014
I heard that oil drilling rigs were getting close to Georgia O’Keeffe’s Black Place. Before that, I never knew exactly where the place was. Now I do, so I went there, and sat on a dune, and listened to the wail of the highway and the fracking operation nearby. Then I wrote about it. 
Photo by Jonathan P Thompson/gin+gelato

I heard that oil drilling rigs were getting close to Georgia O’Keeffe’s Black Place. Before that, I never knew exactly where the place was. Now I do, so I went there, and sat on a dune, and listened to the wail of the highway and the fracking operation nearby. Then I wrote about it. 

Photo by Jonathan P Thompson/gin+gelato

February 11, 2014

Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels installation near the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Holt — one of the West’s great land artists — died last week at age 75. 

Photo by Jonathan Thompson/gin+gelato

November 17, 2013
Sculpture, German Foreign Ministry, Berlin. 
Photo: gin+gelato/Jonathan Thompson

Sculpture, German Foreign Ministry, Berlin. 

Photo: gin+gelato/Jonathan Thompson

October 3, 2013
Poetry is for disasters tears are for the drycleaners. 
Photo and photo-illustration: gin+gelato/Jonathan Thompson

Poetry is for disasters tears are for the drycleaners.

Photo and photo-illustration: gin+gelato/Jonathan Thompson

October 2, 2013
Stormy sky and a purple line. 
Photo/photo-illustration: gin+gelato/Jonathan Thompson

Stormy sky and a purple line.

Photo/photo-illustration: gin+gelato/Jonathan Thompson

September 28, 2013
Red line and the Boulder sky. 
Photo illustration: gin+gelato/Jonathan Thompson

Red line and the Boulder sky.

Photo illustration: gin+gelato/Jonathan Thompson

September 23, 2013
The Hiawatha car on the Station-to-Station train, sitting on the tracks in Winslow, Ariz. 
Photo: gin+gelato/Jonathan Thompson

The Hiawatha car on the Station-to-Station train, sitting on the tracks in Winslow, Ariz.

Photo: gin+gelato/Jonathan Thompson

September 19, 2013
Why, yes, I am quite excited to be preparing to embark on a journey to Winslow, Ariz., to catch this weekend’s Station-to-Station happening at La Posada. Very excited, indeed. The event surely will be delicious, with Cat Power, Jackson Browne, THEESatisfaction, Ed Ruscha’s cactus omelette, art by Carsten Höller and more. 
And it’s Winslow, after all, which holds an interesting place in my heart. 
Photo by gin+gelato.

Why, yes, I am quite excited to be preparing to embark on a journey to Winslow, Ariz., to catch this weekend’s Station-to-Station happening at La Posada. Very excited, indeed. The event surely will be delicious, with Cat Power, Jackson Browne, THEESatisfaction, Ed Ruscha’s cactus omelette, art by Carsten Höller and more.

And it’s Winslow, after all, which holds an interesting place in my heart.

Photo by gin+gelato.

September 9, 2013

I had built a wall on my psychic map around Winslow, Ariz. — a place to avoid — only because Fate had randomly tossed my friend and me and the car we were in across the desert there 20 years ago. I went back only to find that at the precise moment we were having our own dreams turned upside down, Winslow’s comeback, based in part on art, was just beginning.

I wrote about the car crash, Winslow, the arts, Fate, forgiveness, Marfa and even Station to Station here. 

Photos from top: 1. In the basement of the Snowdrift Art Space in downtown Winslow. 2. The Amtrak still stops in Winslow every day. The Station to Station art on rails project will roll through on these same tracks on Sept. 21. 3. El Gran Garage, another massive art space, owned by Paul Ruscha, the brother of Ed Ruscha. 4. The back porch of the beautifully restored La Posada. All photos by Jonathan Thompson.

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September 3, 2013
Back alley Winslow, Arizona, photo shoot with Lydia and Elena #WhereverIAm

Back alley Winslow, Arizona, photo shoot with Lydia and Elena #WhereverIAm

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