Saturday, September 06, 2008

The Art Installation




About thirty years ago someone started to collect old cars and parts and deposit them on leased land at the bottom end of a wooded acreage.. He placed a few in what appear to be aesthetically pleasing positions and stripped a bunch more down to parts and positioned the pieces in rows and stacks. Only he knows what he had in mind. What looks like a junkyard is a deliberate tableau. There is moss everywhere and what light penetrates the trees lands on fenders and chrome and glass and bounces off again. Bus loads of German tourists used to visit and the whole thing became too much as the "installation" became popular and an intrusion on the privacy of the owner of the property. There are a couple of strange buildings with trees as corner posts full of parts and memorabilia. All in all a very eerie creation.

10 comments:

John said...

Well Ron,
You did a real colorful interpretation of this yourself. And I still couldn't get the 'elephant' size rolls of watercolour paper!
But we manage with 'Full Imperial' (the old time name) which are actually in metric sizes! Some things never change, yet they do! If you get my drift.
Regards
John

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Ron - I love this painting and the post that goes with it.

Brothergrimm said...

Looks like what the base of a rainbow just after a storm should look like! I love the flow of colorchange in this one.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Hmmm...this sounds like a Ron Morrison wonderland dream come true!
Love the colour in this one Ron.

Jeffrey

Ron Morrison said...

Hi John, did somebody else do an interpretation?

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Cara, the story was fun...

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Grimm, colour is the thing unless it isn't...

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Jeffrey, yes it was/is a wonderland...

Joan said...

Such cool combinations of color and objects!!!!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks,Joan, cool and warm and cool...fin with watercolours!