Art of the Day: Vetrans’ Christmas Morning

Shot this one Christmas morning several years ago. We were waiting for an event to start and decided to go to the cemetary in Salt Lake City with our cameras. And, as you can see, it was snowing.

Vetrans’ Christmas Morning

Might be a little macabre for some, but I thought it somewhat fitting for the day. Lots to say about vetrans, Pearl Harbor Day, war, etc., but I’ll say nothing except think a bit today.

I really love the shapes the headstones make together. Something compelling about it. (As in life, so in death.) This isn’t its final form, but the crop is close – just a little tweaking yet.

It could probably be printed just about as wide as you wanted it (not much cropped on the width), but realize that it’s at a 1:2.5 ratio (most stuff is at a 2:3) so it’s a long one. For a reference example, prices on this one would be:
9.25″ x 23″, on acrylic (either to be framed or bored for standoffs): $105
10″x25″, on metal (with French cleat): $225

Those prices are just examples. You can choose the medium and size that works best for you. Email me at to discuss ordering this one. I’d send you a final proof of the thing before I printed.

Guest Artist – Dec. 2021 & Jan. 2022: Kristin Alley Carver

On the first Friday of every month, the art community in Ogden, Utah conducts The First Friday Art Stroll. Galleries, businesses, and other entities display the art of (usually) an emerging artist and people move from place to place taking in the scene and purchasing the art.

For, I’ve chosen to dedicate a prime wall to this initiative and will be featuring a different artist monthly. For this month (two months because we missed December’s stroll), the guest artist is Kristin Alley Carver. Here’s a shot of the wall that just does not do her work justice.

Kristin is an accomplished print maker and her work really impresses me. We’re honored to have her work in the gallery as the first guest artist. Hopefully, if I can get it figured out, I’ll show her individual pieces on this site…and offer them for online sales. They’re really exquisite – and probably underpriced (from $80 to $550 or so).

The Gallery is Now Open

After more than a year on the road at art festivals and shows, some months every weekend, it seemed that a brick-and-mortar gallery was indicated. So, after a month of 12+ hour days of renovation, the lights are on and the doors are open. It’s located in Ogden, Utah (2246B Washington Blvd.). Please stop by when you’re in the area. It’s really looking good – better than this phone photograph of the storefront for sure. It’s still a work in progress as evidenced by the lack of use of the front display – and the ladder in the background. But it really looks and feels great inside.

Of course the gallery includes the photographs, but also work from other accomplished artists. And this art will make its way onto this site, too.

This site should eventually be an online portal to the gallery (with click-through purchasing options), but I’m not entirely sure how I want to construct and manage it. However, because the gallery name is a URL (, it’s silly not to have at least a minimal online presence here. So please bear with me until I get this figured out. In the meantime, some of the art in the gallery may be found on I also post a new picture of a bee each day at – and that’s worth a look.

Finally, no matter what form this site takes eventually, I’ll be updating it often – perhaps even daily – with new photographs and other art.