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Red rocks last night đź’™ got down with some groovy folk


Adorable level… Too fucking much

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Joshua Dudley Greer - Point Pleasant (2009-12)

Artist’s statement:

"The West Virginia Ordnance Works (WVOW) was an explosives manufacturing facility constructed during World War II just outside Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Occupying 8,000 acres along the eastern bank of the Ohio River, the WVOW was built specifically for the production and storage of trinitrotoluene (TNT).

At its peak, nearly 500,000 pounds of TNT were produced here each day and stored in a massive array of concrete igloos. The site was officially declared surplus and closed in 1945, after which time much of the land was deeded to the state of West Virginia for the creation of the McClintic State Wildlife Management Area.

A large system of ponds and wetlands was constructed as a habitat for waterfowl, migratory birds and other wildlife species. This area came to be known simply as T.N.T. and developed into a popular hangout for local youth, hunters and fishermen.

In the early 1980’s, EPA and state investigations revealed that the groundwater, soil and surface water of T.N.T. were heavily contaminated with explosive nitroaromatic compounds including TNT, trinitrobenzene, and dinitrotoluene, as well as arsenic, lead, beryllium and asbestos.

The site was placed on the EPA’s National Priority List in 1983 and extensive cleanup efforts began in 1991. While a large portion of the original facility has been remediated, many of the toxic and explosive contaminants were simply buried on site. The remnants of the WVOW facility survive as relics to our nation’s violent history, while the re-purposed landscape hides much of its true nature just beneath the surface.

The site that remains outside Point Pleasant is a haunting place of beauty, mystery and violence.

Using an 8x10 view camera, I am photographing the ruins of a once monumental military-industrial complex as it tangles with the surrounding landscape of forest, fields and swamp. While certain structures offer a glimpse of what has transpired on this site, many of my photographs refer indirectly to violence and environmental neglect through metaphor. The repetition of specific imagery is intended to create a labyrinth of sorts where certain motifs are experienced over and over. The interplay of visibility and invisibility that runs throughout these images alludes to the way in which we commonly misperceive both contamination and beauty through strictly visual means.”

1. Path S7 (Entrance)

2. TNT Storage Igloo N1-B

3. TNT Storage Igloos in Pond

4. Dead Deer

5.Buried Asbestos and Explosives Contamination

6. Interior, TNT Storage Igloo S4-A

7. Nests

8. Interior, TNT Storage Igloo S1-A

9. Mandible

10. Bullets

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Some recent photos from the garden…

The Wild Poinsettia (Euphorbia heterophylla), which is native to this part of Texas, is growing really well in a pot with one of my Prickly Pears.

A 1st or 2nd instar Black Swallowtail caterpillar () sits on a leaf of the green fennel. At this stage, its not as shoy as it will be, and still mimics a bird dropping.

The Common Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) that I grew from seed have grown to about 8 feet in height, and are hosting all sorts of awesome little critter. I finally saw an adult froghopper (family Cercopidae) sitting near its larvae, spittlebugs. The picture here shows a male Goldenrod Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) sitting under one of the leaves. These have been great plants for bringing new inverts into the garden.

The bottom 2 photos are of the gorgeous blooms of my succulent Echeveria.


This is part of the series I’ve done called “Angels” in which a whole sketchbook is devoted to drawing angels. I really enjoy intricate details and I think you will too :-)


Broke Diderato

Brooke DiDonato is a fine art photographer based in New York City. 

Her work blurs the boundaries of fiction by fusing real-life narratives with surreal, dream-like elements. She is inspired by the subconscious mind and its relation to our emotions and perceptions.

Brooke’s work has been nationally recognized by Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Creative Quarterly and College Photographer of the Year. She received a gold in illustration from College Photographer of the Year in 2012.



Photo: Evelyn Bencicova


Artist Name: grimspound