In 1998, #StephenWilkes was given the opportunity to photograph abandoned medical wards on #EllisIsland. He writes, "In the shadow of Ellis Island's Great Hall, forgotten by history and ill-equipped in its battle with nature, I came upon the ruins of a vast hospital: the contagious disease wards and isolation rooms for people whose spirits carried them across the oceans but whose bodies failed them, a stone's throw from Paradise. Somehow it felt as if I was chosen to do it: to document the light and the energy and #livingspirit of this place." Explore the fascinating stories behind works in our #permanentcollection when "#30Years: Art the Michener, 1988-2018" opens this Sunday! #arttransforms#abandonedplaces#urbexphotography#buckscounty#artmuseum#michenerartmuseum
Painted this for my 25 months old daughter as she loves to say AAALLIPHANNTT..:) Photo credit to amazing photographer @stephenwilkes as he was so kind to give the permission to use this image (swipe next) as reference/sketch.
Please do check his great work at @stephenwilkes . . ------------------------ . . PLEASE SAVE THE ELEPHANTS
A couple hours captured in one image 🌞🌅🌟 . . . . Looked at all the local hikes in and around Kirkland and I am so HYPED to see awesome lakes, cool waterfalls, insane mountain ranges, and destroy my legs!! . . . . . Thanks @stephenwilkes for the inspiration.