Paint on enamel and metal
JULY.4.1969. HI NABOR’! IF THAT = OLD GEE – ZER’S IN HEAVEN, LIKE HIS TOMBSTONE SAYS, IT’S PROBABLY BECAUSE THE DEVIL WOULDN’T HAVE HIM. QUOTE. FIRE AND HAIL. SNOW AND VAPOUR. STORMY WIND FUL-LFILLING HIS WORD: PSALMS=148=8.
The self-taught artist and social activist Jesse Clyde Howard was an adamant defender of First Amendment rights. Hundreds of sign sculptures like this one once filled his property in Fulton, Missouri. Ranging from confessions to angry accusations, these signs demonstrate Howard’s belief in free thought and free speech. His “text messages” may be appreciated for their aesthetic qualities as well. The bold, black lettering and stark white background create an arresting abstract visual arrangement.
The Benton Farm (1973)
Thomas Hart Benton
Oil on canvas
"Painted two years before Thomas Hart Benton’s death, The Benton Farm highlights the artist’s signature use of layered curves and bold contours. Benton had been working in this style for many years, creating a consistent vision of American life despite the advent of significant new art movements. Benton’s unwavering style and accessible subject matter continued to find eager audiences, including a local businessman who purchased The Benton Farm for his Plaza office. The painting resonated with his own work to create a business and his upbringing on a dairy farm."
I live near Powell Gardens which is a 970-acre (3.9 km2) botanical garden about 30 miles east of Kansas City, Missouri. This is where I enjoy my weekend nature walks amongst the flowers.
Kansas City Union Station is one of the icons of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, having opened in 1914. Once a booming rail station and also noted for the Kansas City Massacre, it still serves public transportation as an Amtrak station while also hosting theaters, museum exhibits, and other attractions. As a small child I unintentionally let go of my helium balloon and watched it float to the top of the 95 foot ceiling. Click on the photo for other views of downtown Kansas City posted previously.
And this is the place I’ll be most evenings working on blog, photos, and mischief.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Tour Guide
National World War I Museum and Memorial
“These have dared bear the torches of sacrifice and service.
Their bodies return to dust but their work liveth evermore.
Let us strive on to do all which may achieve and cherish
a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” ― Jalal al-Din Rumi
“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.” ― Joseph Fort Newton
Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge