When taking formal photographs of my work I usually come up with titles for the vessels. I look at the piece and name it simply by what comes to mind. For this work, the word 'monument' seemed fitting. Somehow the composition of the image reminded me of the 'monument' in the second photograph. As we move past inauguration day in the United States lets wish for some smart and peaceful resolutions domestically and worldwide. I have family caught in a partisan war in the United States and in a violent war in Syria. Which war is your family a part of? Hey World... stop for a minute and catch your breath; all of this conflict is getting a bit ridiculous.