Sunday, August 25, 2013
Woman with Small Dog Watching is a self portrait. That's my head sitting on top of a torso made from bits and pieces of the Reverend Dennis's home outside Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Reverend Dennis, a World War II Vet, covered the outside of his home with biblical writings painted in pink, yellow, red, and white. The writings are both his own and quotes from the Bible. There is no question that for the Reverend Dennis, his art was his form of prayer.http://www.detourart.com/rev-hd-dennis-renowned-mississippi-folk-artist-1916-2012/
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
When I would go out on my long solo rides, I would look for evidence of what I'd learned from those nature programs. The country I rode in was mostly ranch land, so I would see cattle, but not much wildlife. But still, I was always on the lookout. Circling birds meant something. "Vultures" I would mutter, then urge my horse into a canter, searching for whatever was beneath the floating figures. Usually it was just crows flying around, but every once and awhile I would find something dead, most often a cow. I had hopes of finding much more exciting carrion, but it was alright when I didn't. I loved being in a world where mysterious and unknown things were happening, and to be a part of that world all I had to do was pay attention.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
* Kurt ends up in another portrait as ears.