Trump’s supporters have taken over the Capital building. This madness has to stop
John Dyess

This is my second photograph of a drinking glass on a counter top. I enjoy seeing light and dark shapes created by sunlight shining through my kitchen window. This photograph was taken at 10:58 Am on November 8, 2020

This is my photograph of a drinking class and it’s shadow and light refractions. The vertical bars of light were created by light coming though window blinds. I took this photograph on November 6, 2020. I have taken many photographs of objects sitting on this kitchen counter top with a focus on shapes created by light and shadow.

Cosmic Web

Posted: October 8, 2020 in art,John_Dyess

This image is an oil paint on canvas print.The canvas print was of a digital image that I created.This is one of a number of images that I have created ,that is a body of work that I call Inner Vision. This series focuses on my inner vision of time, space, and the creative process.
John Foster Dyess

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You have good genes, you know that, right?” Trump told the crowd of overwhelmingly white supporters Friday. “A lot of it is about the genes, isn’t it, don’t you believe?” he added. “The racehorse theory. You think we’re so different? You have good genes in Minnesota.”

The “racehorse theory” of genetics holds that some human beings are born genetically superior to others.

Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, characterized Trump’s remarks as “eugenics” — basing a human being’s worth on genes. “It was used by Nazis to justify genocide,” she tweeted. “Today, it’s used by white nationalists — & apparently the @POTUS — to justify hate.”
Mary Papenfuss , Trends Reporter ,HuffPost

My painting “black, white and cream with scratches is 20″wide by 30″ high and is painted with enamel paint on Elmer’s foam board that is 1/2 ” thick.
This is a detail from my painting black white and cream with scratches.

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Bean - Cloud Gate

This is my photograph of “Cloud Gate”.
Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink. Wikipedia
I took this photograph when my wife and I visited my niece Debbie when she was living  in Chicago.

shell 8 28 2020

This seashell was purchased in a gift shop near a beach in North Carolina.

sunglasses and shadow 2


I like the shape of the shadow of sunglasses  in my photograph of “sunglasses and shadow”

Things that Kill


weapon |ˈwepən| noun a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage: nuclear weapons.a means of gaining an advantage or defending oneself in a conflict or contest.

bullet – a projectile for firing from a rifle, revolver, or other small firearm, typically made of metal, cylindrical and pointed, and sometimes containing an explosive.

arrow – the pointed end of an arrow.


Wood barn on the farm of George Beltz.

Several years ago I visited the property of George Beltz and his wife, in Steelville , Missouri  and took this photo.  The No Trespassing sign on the old barn was visually interesting to me. George was aware of my interest in photography and invited me to to visit his property to take photographs. George was a retired educator and a good,decent person.

Beltz Farm 1

wood shed

Tree bark

Tree bark

This is a detail photo of tree bark that I took in my daughter’s back yard.


wood stick

This is an old tree branch sitting on a well used wood table. I find old things visually interesting.
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Flowers 3104

 photograph of cut flowers by John Foster Dyess

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