Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sometimes you just have to fly your gaudy flag

A 2013 shot from Mingei Museum in San Diego. They were having a Chair Exhibit. I saw this piece and was instantly transported back to New Orleans during Mardi Gras season. I mean, really, what better way to display your doubloon collection? And what are you going to do with all the school locks that you can't remember the combinations from so you are afraid to ever close them? Growing up in a town that was always  "over the top" conditions you a bit to love that certain tinsel and gaudiness. You know it's not real, it's just an illusion, but what fun to relish in it for a while. Summer's almost up, time to fly your gaudy flag.........

Monday, July 21, 2014


Museum of Man, San Diego
Shot this last year on a trip out "west". This little elephant was hanging from a swinging seat chain. Can you just imagine swinging out high and happily with the scent and sight of beautiful flowers surrounding you and the breeze sweeping by?