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Sit Like An Egyptian was uploaded to Flickr

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Wells St., I think

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I took Sit Like An Egyptian on April 24, 2011 at 08:39AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 18, 2016 at 03:26PM

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June 18th, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Decay was uploaded to Flickr

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Shrine, northside of Chicago somewhere (near Broadway, I think)

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I took Our Lady of Perpetual Decay on June 08, 2013 at 12:57PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 27, 2016 at 08:56AM

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May 27th, 2016 at 12:17 pm

El Ray – Giant Olmec Head was uploaded to Flickr

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Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin

In November 2008, LLILAS celebrated the arrival of a special work of art on campus. The Universidad Veracruzana, one of Mexico’s most prominent universities, presented the institute with a colossal Olmec head, a replica of the iconic sculpture known as San Lorenzo Monument 1, or El Rey.

The original, now housed in the Museo de Antropología in Xalapa, Veracruz, is considered a signature piece of pre-Columbian Olmec culture and a world-class art object that represents New World civilization as emblematically as the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacán or the ruins of Machu Picchu. One of seventeen colossal heads still in existence, San Lorenzo Monument 1 was found by noted archaeologist Matthew Stirling in the 1940s. His discoveries, and those of other archaeologists in Mexico during this time, unearthed for the world the culture of the Olmec, an ancient civilization that flourished in southern Mexico 1500-400 BCE and significantly influenced later cultures such as the Maya and Aztec.

The replica that now sits at the entry to LLILAS and the Benson Latin American Collection is made of solid stone and weighs 36,000 pounds. It was sculpted by Ignacio Pérez Solano, a Xalapa-based artist, who has spent his career exploring the history of the Gulf Coast and Mesoamerica. Pérez Solano meticulously reproduced San Lorenzo Monument 1 inch by inch, recreating the powerful lines and imposing features of the original work.

Pérez Solano began creating replicas of Olmec heads under the initiative of Miguel Alemán Velasco, who as governor of Veracruz from 1998 to 2004 endeavored to make Olmec culture better known beyond the borders of Mexico. Reproductions of other colossal heads can be found at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Field Museum in Chicago, among other locations. Miguel Alemán Velasco was present for the dedication ceremony at LLILAS on November 19, 2008, which also featured remarks by UT President William Powers and his counterpart, Raul Arias Lovillo of the Universidad Veracruzana. Fidel Herrera Beltrán, current Governor of Veracruz, also spoke, as did Olmec scholars from the U.S. and Mexico.
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I took El Ray – Giant Olmec Head on July 20, 2014 at 08:41AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 10, 2016 at 10:25PM

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April 10th, 2016 at 9:40 pm

One Chromosome Too Many was uploaded to Flickr

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Actual artist and title unknown.

On the corner of Barry and Broadway, Lakeview, Chicago.

Accidental over-exposure due to cameraman error (my Nikon dial often gets bumped when I walk for a while, but in this case, I liked the result)

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I took One Chromosome Too Many on June 06, 2015 at 05:20PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 08, 2015 at 02:04AM

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June 7th, 2015 at 10:43 pm

One Chromosome Too Many was uploaded to Flickr

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Actual artist and title unknown.

On the corner of Barry and Broadway, Lakeview, Chicago.

Accidental over-exposure due to cameraman error (my Nikon dial often gets bumped when I walk for a while, but in this case, I liked the result)

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I took One Chromosome Too Many on June 06, 2015 at 05:20PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 08, 2015 at 02:04AM

Written by eggplant

June 7th, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Dusk At Mary Bartelme Park was uploaded to Flickr

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West Loop

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I took Dusk At Mary Bartelme Park on May 31, 2014 at 09:39PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 01, 2014 at 05:25PM

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June 1st, 2014 at 10:35 am

How Long Can You Search For What Is Not Lost? was uploaded to Flickr

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Roosevelt Rd, South Loop, Chicago

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I took How Long Can You Search For What Is Not Lost? on May 30, 2011 at 02:48PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 11, 2014 at 03:26PM

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April 23rd, 2014 at 12:40 am

Scvlptvre – Global Marine House, Los Angeles was uploaded to Flickr

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815 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA

Name: FINE ARTS BUILDING
Alternate Name: GLOBAL MARINE HOUSE


Artist, actual title unknown. If you know any history of this architectural detail, I’d love to hear it.

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I took Scvlptvre – Global Marine House, Los Angeles on January 31, 2013 at 02:41PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 13, 2013 at 03:28PM