Piece description from the artist
Thy Dwelling Place is a series in the Urban Oasis collection that attempts to capture what "heaven on earth" might look like.
Through the lens of the camera, Mark Abinante seeks to capture the beauty and wonder we often miss in everyday places, and to share the scenes that inspire him.
In 1989, Mark graduated from "MIT":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology with a degree in physics, and went on to get his Ph.D. from The University of California in 1996. After that, Mark earned his Master's Degree in "theology":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theology from the Westminster Theological Seminary in 1998.
Since then, Mark's work has been shown at the "ArtLife Gallery":http://www.artslant.com/la/venues/show/23183-artlife-gallery and "Gallery C":http://www.galleryc.com/, both in the Los Angeles area.
Mark currently lives and works in Inglewood, California.