Fallen or Plucked, same difference

Los Lunas , New Mexico

Los Lunas , New Mexico

Live your lives like a fruit. And know that whether you fall or are plucked early you are all the same. The dust of your cells will be food for the new branches.

Rat Rod

the new grunge cars

un-retouched digital images       © Lauren Bellon – All Rights Reserved

Somewhere between steampunk and grunge is a new phenomena in the classic car culture called “rat rods” . I found these dull, time worn, road-beasts of the past to be surprisingly beautiful and extremely photogenic. These are my favorites.


Shaded Headlights -touch of chrome

Beasts of Burden

A startling in the firm grip of a man's hand

The ongoing struggle between nature and man

Graphite on Paper – aprox 14 x 16   © Lauren Bellon – All Rights Reserved

Both man and bird suffer from their interactions. The European Starling was brought over to American soil  “in 1890, a drug manufacturer, who wanted every bird found in Shakespeare to live in America released 60 starlings in Central Park. After spending a few years nesting modestly under the eaves of the American Museum of Natural History, they went from a poetic fancy to a menacing majority; there are now upward of 200 million birds across North America, where they thrive at the expense of other cavity nesters like bluebirds and woodpeckers, eat an abundance of grain — as well as harmful insects — and occasionally bring down airplanes”¹

¹New York Times