Friday, December 23, 2011

Bricks and Rust

Please don't stand too close to this brick wall deteriorating in the desert, the bricks may fall on you. The rusty metal door is all but holding up the small portion of wall that's left. This piece is 10.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches. Inspiration for this one came from an old ghost town Gary and I visited back in the late 1980s. I wonder if the building is still there? I wonder what sign the oval above the door used to hold? Maybe I'll add a nail to the next piece and then a viewer could add something. A sign, a wreath, a name perhaps?

Some day we hope to get back to all the ghost towns we visited so long ago in the Southwest. For years we went out into the desert and took photos of gold rush ghost towns capturing many before they deteriorated or were pilfered. I hope to have a group of these finished after the new year. Hope you're having a relaxing holiday season. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I saw a great picture book of doors recently at a studio I visited but I googled it and can't find it anywhere, I was going to send you a link. Hope you and Gary have a great holiday in sunny Florida!

  2. Hi Tracey, thanks for thinking of me, I have so many doors in my photos I'll never run out of inspiration, but there's always room for more. Ha. Yesterday it was in the 80s, we are lucking out this winter so far, going to the fish market again today. Happy Holidays to you, Gerry, and Wesley.

  3. Linda, this piece is amazing. It is so much fun, following your art. My BF is not much of a fish eater, but after seeing your fish dishes cooked up, I must indulge...I found some single packages of frozen (no fish market in KC)fish. Different kinds, so I can experience the different flavors. I have been going back to your older posts and recipe hunting. Thanks!!! Have a great holiday...

  4. I mean this in a good looks just like something I remember as a child from a PBS children's show.

  5. Merry Christmas Linda- and there are going to be many new doors for you to open in 2012!

  6. That is so realistic. I am always amazed at the variety you come up with.
    Wishing you both a wonderful Holidays and a prosperous New Year.

  7. Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, perhaps with the ginger and shallots your BF might start to like fish; I hope so, you can use cod or perch as a substitute. Happy holidays to you.

    Hi Mary, thanks, yes it sort of looks like a tv set doesn't it. Ha.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, I hope there are lots of doors in 2012 and good things behind them Ha. Happy holidays.

    Hi Patti, thanks, it's unlimited what one can do in clay that's for sure, amen to the properous. Ha.


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