Friday, December 28, 2007

gOING oUT wITH tHE oLD

Oh, my love affair with these old trucks continues. This is one on Edith just north of Montano. It's a '48 and everything on it is original. It's for sale. Sad. Sad because I know that the folks who own it would like to keep it, but the fact that the lot is for sale along with the truck means that they have had to switch gears. They had specialized in repairing old vehicles. Business must've been too slow for them to survive. No one hangs on to anything anymore (out with the old, in with the new) in this consumable, disposable society that we are. Well folks, only a few more days of 2007, huh? It is hard to comprehend that '08 is looming before us. Remember when 2000 was about to ring in and all the hubub of pending catastrophe because of our computer calendars? It seemed so real then and so absurd now! The image here is from a photo shoot I did back in October. I've altered it a bit by sanding it, painting it with acrylic, walnut ink, and other speciality inks related to the world of mixed media. But, for the record, the patina you see is how that truck is; I only did enhancements to make it more 'readable' since the lighting when I took the shots washed everything out.

5 comments:

Regina (artsy_reg) said...

Very cool shot - Ray and I love old trucks too. We hate to see them go away. Happy 2008!

paris parfait said...

I love old trucks - and cars - too! It takes a lot of time and love to keep them running. Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year, rich with possibility.

Miss JJJ said...

This is GREAT! Rust Rules!
Hope your New Year is the best
ever .... .

redredday said...

wow. the image looks so 3-D. love the scratched surface.
hope your new year is off to a great start! :).

Elaine Kerr said...

Wonderful image and textures — you've done an incredible job. My heart skips a beat every time I see a 1949 model in black. My favourite uncle had an old one.....as a 5-year-old I would tie cotton strings and elastic bands around the radio knobs each time he visited — he never removed my 'works of art'. The next time he'd let me add a few more. Your artwork brought back a good memory, thank you.

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