Dayhawk. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl

May 13, 2022  •  Leave a Comment


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Dayhawk 20220502 850_7879DayhawkA daytime cafeteria scene on the University of Rhode Island campus that is vaguely reminiscent of the work "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper.

Having an appreciation of art, I have always loved Edward Hopper. He had a talent capturing the essence of and elevating the everyday. To me, he took the common and made it magical.

A fine example of Hopper's magic is his famous painting "Nighthawks". It is four figures late at night in an illuminated diner. A few people at an odd time going about their business.

Walking on the University of Rhode Island campus as people hunker down for finals, I walked by a dining facility. The configuration and placement are a modern campus version of the "Nighthawks" diner. It is at an odd time and nobody is there, save for the reflection of the clouds. It is a "Dayhawk". While there are few people involved, the architecture is wonderful in its minimalism. A joy to see.


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