Attached are drawings that are based on photographs that I took several years ago when visiting San Miguel, Mexico, during the *Dia de los Locus parade.

Above are two images of the Los Locus Parade in San Miguel , Mexico.

Street Vendor selling flowers and plants.

*Dia de los Locos, is a day that encourages our madness to express itself in costumes, satire, folklore, and music. In the baroque town of San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico, this colorful festival—officially named San Antonio de Padua Festival —swoons the expressive soul to detach from normalcy and beguile them into celebrating the bizarre.

Image  —  Posted: April 18, 2021 in art,John_Dyess

Easter Sunday 1948

Posted: April 4, 2021 in Uncategorized

This Is a photo of me on the left side, my mother in the middle and my brother Ronald on the right side of my mother on Easter Sunday 1948. I would have been nine years old.
My father was at work on this Easter Sunday.He worked as a radio engineer at radio station WTMV. He was usually working on most holidays. We were probably either coming from church service or going. Looking at our shadows
I think it was around Noon, and we have returned from the service. At this time we were living in the basement of our Aunt Ollie and my uncle S.M. Foster.In 1948 there was a shortage of houses available, The GI’s were returning home from overseas and they were looking for homes to buy or rent. When they were drafted and went to fight in Europe or in the Pacific theater many of them were still living at home. I think it was hard on my mother to live in the basement.I was a kid and didn’t think about the situation. Most Sundays my mother took my self and my brother to visit my Grandmother Kestler, in her apartment in a four family flat.Most of the time my mother would give me and my brother 50 cents to pay for theater tickets and snacks.

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”