Piece description from the artist
The Lincoln Memorial | 1922
Designed by architect Henry Bacon in the form of an ancient Greek temple and is clad in Yule Marble from Colorado. The 36 Doric columns that line the exterior symbolize the 36 states of the Union at the time of Lincoln's death. The Lincoln Memorial, or "Savior of the Union", sits on land that was created by landfill to extend the bank of the Potomac River and further expand the National Mall memorial and park system in the center of Washington D.C. Abraham Lincoln was sculpted by Daniel Chester French and the murals were painted by Jules Guerin. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the monument which has stood as a symbol of race relations for decades.
Ashland grew up in Southeast Virginia surrounded by lush rural landscapes, great protected swamp lands, national & state parks, the Chesapeake Bay, the Eastern Shore, the breathtaking Skyline Drive & Blue Ridge Mountains, and the inlets & oceans of Virginia & North Carolina.
It was this constant variation in natural beauty that first drew his eye to the camera; that, and the constant joy of capturing life's candid moments on film. Although no particular subject is banned from the lens of Ashland's camera, it is landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, and nature that truly captures his heart.
"There's always more to see, more to learn, more to be wowed about-I just hope you enjoy what I see in the world."
A constant staple on the likes of Instagram, Flickr, and Facebook, Ashland currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, and looks forward to many more years of development, collaboration, creativity, world travel, and art.