Sunday, December 10, 2023



An osprey carrying nesting materials is chased by a crow.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Friday, December 8, 2023

Walking the Dog


Two friends walking a dog across a wooden bridge in Baker Park.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Christmas Cow and Flamingo

 My favorite ice cream place in SWFL is Royal Scoop.

They have dressed up a cow and a flamingo for the Christmas season.  The cow has an ear tag identifying her as Anita Milkshake.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Tomaso Albertini

 This year's resident artist at Naples Art is Tomaso Albertini, a young Italian-born artist who usually works out of New York City. 

According to his website:  These works are a series of portraits that transform the human being into a new eco-human entity.  Figures of a modern hero who represent those people who care for and struggle daily to preserve the environment.

His portraits use cardboard, a symbol of consumerist New York, to create three-dimensional art.  He accomplishes a figure as if it were a sculpture and then paints on it as if it were a canvas. This unique technique introduces dynamics approaching sculpture.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023


 Naples Art's current show exhibits many works by the Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely, who is known today as a founder of the Op Art movement.  Vasarely had a strong interest in science before shifting to graphic arts.

This wall displayed the kind of works I have identified with Vasarely.

This work on a flat surface feels like it has three dimensions, as do many of his works.

A video of Vasarely talking about his works was shown.  
He spoke in French without subtitles and I don't speak French.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Baker Senior Center

 A big, new building for Naples' senior center opened a year ago.  

I recently attended an event at the senior center and got a tour.

It is very impressive.

The name on the senior center is "Baker," because of a leadership gift from Jay and Patty Baker, generous local philanthropists who have supported Naples nonprofits like the hospital, a museum, a park and now this senior center.