Monday, March 24, 2008

Transportation - A Personal History











Down in the back forty, against the tree line, is a small pile, all thats left of a much bigger car hedge. The light dances on a bright hot day and the shapes and colours blend and contrast in expressions that are almost abstract. When the wrecker went through only a few hulks were left, the ones with a special significance to the man who farmed the land. Cars like the honeymoon express, the first born rocket to the hospital twenty miles away, the grad taxi, the grandchild's first Christmas ride, and the last trip to the "home". This fanciful depiction was done without reference or concern for accuracy as a tribute to the notion of a car monument, created randomly and inadvertently, as a byproduct of just living, by a person reluctant to let go of an essential part of his personal history.

There's a whole nother world to visit through the miracle of "binking".

16 comments:

Liz P said...

A glowing monument! I like the concept, love the painting. The prismatic quality gives a magical, enchanted effect to the whole happy heap. (I think this is how my husband imagines his ideal back-back yard... all the cars of his past, present and accounted for.)

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Liz, we are all the same (except for those who aren't)...

Brothergrimm said...

Dogpile!

Ron Morrison said...

Eggzactly!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Love the painting and I love the story - great work Ron!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Cara, fun with the written word and a painting to boot.

Sandy said...

Wow, Ron. Could I love purple more, than when I visit here..NO...

You are a pro at emotional feeling through color.

enjoyed the writing too.

sandy

Michelle Smith said...

Soooooo pretty! This one glows.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Sandy, I guess I will have to explore the purple possibilities further...I like purple with green.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Michelle, I'm gettin a glow on!

Joan said...

Your colors make this one glow!!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Joan, its kinda morphed a bit into colours and shapes which is how I think of them anyway.

Clive said...

I should get you to put my 4 year old Volkswagon on that heap. I've never owned such a piece of crap; I bet any of these ancient cars would have been as servicable. Marvelous stories, Ron, I wonder how much is true in that one down below...? Lovely pieces.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Clive, Its all true.

k. Madison Moore said...

Interesting Colors...Nice!

k. Madison Moore said...

Pastel Perfect!