Sunday, July 21, 2019

A Unique Photo Series & Event

An exceptional and unusual opportunity! Donna and I have long admired the stone collection of Timothy Springer. He is a great friend and we have gotten to know his family and had him as a guest speaker at my show. He asked us to photograph some of his collection for an event he was having. We had a great time, both taking the pictured of his awesome rocks, as well and hearing tales from his colleagues and family at the event.

"Timothy "Tim" A. Springer, Ph.D. is an immunologist and Latham Family Professor at Harvard Medical School. Springer is best known for his pioneering work in discovering the first integrins and intercellular adhesion molecules and elucidating how these cell adhesion molecules function in the immune system." His interest in the perforations and intricacies of Chinese Scholars Rocks is understandable.

 Picturing his stones exquisitely sited about his home was a delight.

"Tim is receiving the 2019 Canada Gairdner International Award, which recognizes pivotal contributions in the field of biomedicine.  To date, the Gairdner Foundation has recognized the stellar work of more than 380 scientists from 35 countries. Eighty-nine recipients have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes." We were thrilled to attend the event with so many of Tim's family and colleagues who so admire his science. George Q. Daley, dean of Harvard Medical School said: “Tim Springer’s creativity and passion are inspirational.” Tim also invited me to install three of my large new sculptures at the event.

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