Memory of Fat Elvis

Memory of Fat Elvis, a 1979 Dodge Ram van. In Dinosaur National Park we drive down a rocky road into a canyon, red and yellow rocks rising above us, striped with black. At the bottom a stream parallels the face of a rock behind which air moves through a black gap opening deep into the cliff. High above head height on the rock wall, petroglyphs.

Photograph of Fat Elvis (Part 2 of 3)

Photograph of Fat Elvis, manufactured the year the King died. A 1979 Dodge Ram van my then-boyfriend bought used from a nice Vietnamese family. Pictured here in Dinosaur National Park, Utah circa 1995 on the way home from a Seattle-Chicago road trip, covered in dirt that matches the van. 5 x 6" color Kodak print.

Watermelon red (Part 3 of 3)

In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan, 1968

The tale of a commune organized around a central gathering house named "iDEATH". In this environment, many things are made of watermelon sugar (though the inhabitants also use pine wood and stone for building material and fuel is made from trout oil). The landscape of the novel is always changing. Each day has a different colored sun which creates different colored watermelons, and the central building also changes frequently. - Wikipedia

The color "watermelon red" was commissioned by Anthony Lawler on Facebook and Twitter

Complacency (Part 1 of 1)

Complacency: 1. self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies 2. an instance of usually unaware or uninformed self-satisfaction - Merriam Webster

1 Gallon Acrylic Latex | Eggshell Finish | Do Not Stir

Two laps underwater (Part 2 of 2)

Eyes open to the smarting blur you kick and wriggle against your blood and brain, gain the deep end wall tuck and shove, the world in your ears and your lungs in your face you kick and kick till your fingers luck on the shallow end wall and you burst up grinning and gasping
The color Turquoise (2 parts) was commissioned by Lesley Hamilton Frenz on Facebook

The Woman in Red, Thrilling Comics #2 (Part 2 of 3)

The Woman in Red. Perhaps the first female costumed comic book superhero, the character was created by writer Richard E. Hughes and artist George Mandel for Thrilling Comics #2 (March 1940), published by Nedor Comics. The Woman in Red is the secret identity of policewoman Peggy Allen. Frustrated by the limitations of her job, Peggy creates a secret identity. She wears a red, floor-length coat, hood, and mask. [Source: Wikipedia]

Guggenheim Bilbao

Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Bilbao. Built by Ferrovial in Bilbao, Spain, 1997. Steel frame sheathed in titanium, with glass and limestone. Designed in the Expressionist Modern style, the Bilbao reads as a free sculpture of curvaceous metal-clad forms.

Silver tureen, French, 18th c.

Silver tureen, 1757–59. Marked by Edme-Pierre Balzac (French, 1705–ca. 1786). French; Paris. H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm), W. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm), L. 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Balzac's tureens are notable for their highly sculptural finials; in this case, a stag is being pulled down by three hounds—perhaps an allusion to the type of stew the tureen might contain.