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D I G I T A L P H O T O G R A P H Y — I'm a sucker for anything with repetitive patterns, be they horizontals, verticals, rectangles, or combinations of any or all of them. Last fall the house I live in was completely stripped of 150 years worth of paint, revealing the gorgeous cedar clapboards underneath. I spent a couple of hours photographing the patterns of the clapboards and the graining of the original siding before everything was primed and painted anew. I also stripped off at least fifty years of English Ivy covering the brick 1940s chimney on the newer addition, and was fascinated with the way the ivy had worked its way into the mortar and brick facing itself. I'll be using these images in the next series of art I'll [hopefully] be starting in May. I've frequently used images of wood on my wooden pieces—how very 21st century American of me!