Monday, July 21, 2008

Gas Tank of the Damned


This is the gas tank of a customized Harley Davidson I saw at the Collinsville World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival. I'd like to know something about the designer and the owner of the bike who commissioned the work. It starts with a sort of Beauty and the Beast motif and then gets way darker. How would you interpret it?

I spent much of Saturday and Sunday wandering around the St. Louis artists' studios open house weekend. It's great fun to look at all the different creations. All of the artists are happy to talk about their stuff. And then, guess what? I ask if I can take their picture. It will take me a while to sort and edit it but I got such good stuff I'm thinking about an all-portraits week on STL CDPB. Would that interest anyone?

WHAT I'M LISTENING TO: the St. Louis Cardinals game on the radio, driving from studio to studio. Aaron Miles hits a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth and the Cardinals defeat the San Diego Padres 9 - 5. What kind of name for a professional sports team is Padres, anyway? (Who's your daddy?)
TOMORROW: a strong hand and intense heat.

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photo. I like the artwork.

Knoxville Girl said...

I like the crispness of the details in your photo. Makes me wonder what goes through an artist's mind during its creation.

Virginia said...

I am all for a portrait week from you. I'd also like to know the line you use to con, I mean persuade, all these folks into letting you photograph them!

The artist studio event sounds like photographer's heaven to me. Bet it was a lot of fun too. As far as the Harley goes, I have no idea , but on my screen yesterday's beer vendor and the Harley look like they were made for each other.

Cathy said...

Yes, yes to artist all-portrait week!

Cathy said...

don't know how that happened

Nathalie said...

I'll double that for good measure, yes yes yes to an artist all-portrait week!

I'm sorry I'll be away on holidays next week but I'll definitely enjoy catching up when I get back!