Piece description from the artist
The Washington Monument | Washington, D.C.
When completed in 1884 the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world and, at 555 feet, remains the tallest building in the District of Columbia, the world's tallest predominantly stone structure, and the world's tallest obelisk. The monument was erected as a memorial to the first President of the United States, George Washington, whose leadership was crucial to the victory of the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. It is made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, and lost the title of World's Tallest Building to the Eiffel Tower one year after its dedication ceremony in 1889. 50 American Flags circle the monument to represent the fifty United States of America.
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.