On this site, I posted a picture (almost) every day, from December 3, 2010 to December 3, 2011. Only 16 days during that period are without pictures. All but two pictures were taken on the day of the post. Sometimes the daily picture represented the day in a larger way; sometimes it was just a picture. Since I posted so often, some pictures are more interesting than others.

After one year of posting a daily picture, I posted pictures less frequently - whenever I had something worth sharing.

After two years of more casual posting, I decided to once again post a daily (or almost daily) picture in 2014.

I'm not a photographer, and most of these pictures were taken with an inexpensive digital camera. A few were taken with a cellphone camera. Click on any picture for a larger view.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Paradise Garden

This afternoon the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra played at Paradise Garden, the fantastic outdoor folk art gallery created by the late visionary artist Howard Finster. Finster lived outside Summerville, Georgia, and filled his property with amazing artwork, mostly religious in nature. Above is the Folk Art Chapel he built.
The property is filled not only with Finster's art, but all sorts of objects stored in buildings he erected. My impression is that he couldn't bear to throw away any piece of junk, because he never knew when God would tell him to create a piece of art with it.
I took my camera to the gig, of course, only to find that the battery was dead. So all I have are these low-quality cellphone pictures, but I'm glad I have these.
I love the motto below, as well as another painted onto one Finster's self-portraits: "Art keeps on preachin for people long after their gone."

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