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Jaume Plensa is one the world’s foremost sculptors working in the public space, with over 30 projects spanning the globe in cities such as Chicago, Dubai, London, Liverpool, Nice, Tokyo, Toronto and Vancouver.

Over the past 25 years, the artist has produced a rich body of work in the studio and the public realm. By combining conventional sculptural materials (glass, steel, bronze, aluminum) with more unconventional media (water, light, sound, video), and frequently incorporating text, Plensa creates hybrid works of intricate energy and psychology.

Plensa is most known for the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park in Chicago, where hundreds of faces show on the glass pillars with occasional water spitting out for everyone to enjoy on a hot Chicago day!

Over the last month I have been working with the Toledo Museum of Art documenting the installation of the Human Landscape that opening on June 17th in the grounds of the Musuem. The show consists of seven larger outdoor sculptures, including some show in the USA for the first time.

I first met Jaume in 2012 when he came to Toledo to install Spiegel which sits on the corner of Collingwood and Monroe Street. Being able to meet and work with such a world renowned  artists is truly an amazing experience. When I heard he would be returning to Toledo to give a talk I was extremley excited. He stayed in touch over the last several years when I would see his works in different cities that I would travel to.

Here are my favorite images, over the last month that the exhibition has been installed.

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WOW just WOW! Cleveland, Ohio you put on one heck of a parade to welcome home the 2016 NBA Champions the Cleveland Cavaliers! I arrived in Cleveland around 8:30am and already hundreds of thousands of people were lining the streets!

Once I settled into my roof top location, it was amazing to see people come from every direction to get a peak at King James and the Cleveland Cavaliers partying!

It was amazing to see 1.3 million people that lined E 9th Street to celebrate the first championship in Cleveland in 52 years!

Here are my favorite images from the parade.

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The 2016 Dragon Boat Festival in Toledo, Ohio was over the weekend. This is the second year I was working with the Partners in Education to document the event for them.

Partners In Education hosts the annual Dragon Boat Festival and race. Dragon Boat racing is a team water sport that is growing fast worldwide. The annual Toledo Dragon Boat Festival draws over 30 local businesses and organizations to participate with teams. Each team consists of a 25 person roster that includes 20 paddlers, 1 steersman, 1 drummer, and 3 alternates. The festival draws 700 paddle team participants, 100+ event volunteers, and 5,000 to 10,000 event spectators.

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