Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Studio Open House Weekend: Found Along The Route 3

This Is Missouri - The Capitol

Our town has some art printing studios, one of which is the perky Firecracker Press on Cherokee Street. They were open during studio open house weekend but not to just show their work. When I stopped by, the staff was doing mini-dramas, sort of tiny Dada theater that was entertaining and at times hilarious. More about that tomorrow.

I saw this old print lying on a table while while watching the show. The Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City is another undistinguished neo-classical government building built during the Depression (the old one, not the one we may have started yesterday). Pretty cool image, maybe with more meaning than the publisher intended. So this is Missouri? Well, what is Missouri? What is reality? Is reality an illusion? If so, does that mean Missouri is an illusion? All of a sudden I start hearing Jimi Hendrix playing Purple Haze in my head.


Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Any stream of thought that ends with Purple Haze can't be bad, especially for a photographer. . . . "Excuse me while I kiss the sky."

cieldequimper said...

I didn't know big buildings were built during the great depression.

Olivier said...

Un bon Purple Haze cela fait du bien des fois et puis on vole avec hendrix quoi de mieux ;o)) sinon c'est une belle gravure

PerthDailyPhoto said...

'Purple Haze' you say Bob, did you have lunch with the 'hilarious' staff doing mini dramas, and what was on the menu haha!

Birdman said...

And they say I stretch... granite building to Purple Haze? 'Acting funny and I don't know why...'