Posts Tagged ‘paint

09
Dec
18

oops!

Artist: Marius van Dokkum

29
Aug
16

Decay…

The peeling away of life’s illusions, life’s protective barrier & perhaps life’s necessary traditions.

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25
Mar
16

dilapidated…

the slathering on of red paint is but a temporary cover for what surrounds this old shed. Not enough time, energy, motivation to maintain, to stay ahead of the inevitable.

13
Apr
15

Salvation Mountain

We ventured forth to Salvation Mountain, just East of Niland, California off Hwy 111. Prior photo shoots and write ups on the mystical site had definitely piqued our interest. It seemed to be a probably interesting excursion. Well, actually it was more interesting than I had expected. Yes, there are the vivid colors and contours and biblical expressions. But, there were small rooms, I had never seen before as well as I got a real sense of the construction process. It made it all the more fascinating to glimpse the behind the scenes process and those that struggle to maintain the landmark.

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Leonard Knight, the original visionary for the site, started the monument to salvation, redemption, something bigger than himself in 1985. He passed on in 2014 and it appears others are attempting to maintain the adobe/paint of the site. A cult following of sorts defends the site for the biblical concepts and for Knight’s individualism, his determination, his living in a remote area, his guru aura, his kindness. Regardless of why people come, it is a cool site and truly worth a visit. Look beyond your biases here. Many notable people have visited this site, realizing the spiritual intent and inner beauty. Now for some more images.

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10
Dec
14

someday….

I will paint

the old farm house

dusty memories inside

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17
Jun
13

Benjamin Moore’s Main Street Matters

MAIN STREET MATTERS BY BENJAMIN MOORE PAINTS Video

An interesting observation of life is small town folks seem drawn to the city and city folks want to escape to the small town. Both offer something that helps counter balance the perceived doldrums or chaos of the other. Listen to the commercial and perhaps you will recognize Brad Pitt’s voice too. Also, the are having a contest on nominating your favorite Main Street.

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15
Dec
12

Photography: Unconsidered, Unnoticed

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Everyday events that go unnoticed, unconsidered, yet take place day to day, year after year. Such is the matter of the above end cap at the bottom of the staircase in our home. The family has resided in this home in varying degrees for 5900+ days…the staircase has never been re-painted. Day after day, the family of four has gone up and down the stair case and pivoted or balanced on at least one of the several end caps along the staircase. This unnoticed, unimportant, unconsidered event came to mind today as I considered the worn and dinged up staircase. Paint chipped, faded paint, the type of thing you come to recognize when you stand back and see the wear and tear of 16 years. Yep, nothing to do with fly fishing or the great outdoors…just unnoticed parts of life.




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