Where does the B-29 fit in History?…
If you haven’t fully appreciated my new work (by clicking above and following the links to a higher resolution image), you might want to do that now before reading on – cause I’m about to clue you in on some things going on here like I rarely do. 😉
View the image – What do you see? Keep looking and ponder where it’s taking you. Although the plane was initially photographed on the ground at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, I have placed it flying above the white sands near the missile range in New Mexico. The reason is beyond aesthetics.Note the custom nose art featuring my grandson JC as the ‘Little Boy’. His more ornery than angry look down as he shakes a stick below – ‘take that!’, fits the narrative well and is also a commentary on the sad removal of the nose art on many of our historic aircraft.
If you follow, ‘Fat Man’ is also there although more subtle. WW2 buffs – See where we are going? By now you’ve noticed ‘The Gadget’ in the ‘Trinity’ area of the piece. This tower and the shock-wave were initially intended to be much more subtle, but had their way when I officially released the piece on July 16 of this year 😉
There are lighting and textural effects I’ve created here to help set the mood, and of course I’ve painted in the propeller blur, changed some things, and a lot more touch-up to finish out the piece.
I’d really love to hear your overall impression of this newest aeronautical work, your thoughts on execution of the details, and especially ‘what it means to you’?
AT&SF Temple Steam Train – a glowing, ghostly version of the train in back of the Railroad museum in Temple Texas.
We were setup for a show there in August and Have some more interesting images to come…
Photographed: August, 2016
Location Railroad Museum in Temple Texas
Last Edit: September, 2016
Tattered American Flag –
Unity in all we’ve been through..
Shot a while back but thought it might be appropriate time to release beyond the original coaster version.
Photographed: July 29, 2013
Location: Gardendale, Texas at my parents’ place
Last Edit: November, 2016
Created for client – husbands birthday.
I wanted to capture the car, and stir up memories of driving when he first got the car in Colorado.
Original delivered to client…
Here are some pics from our Chicago, Il, New Buffalo, MI, & Rockport, Texas shows…
My first military vehicle is a 51 Jeep owned by my cousin Jason in Kansas. Shot it on cold January day with snow on the ground – my parents & I were attending a memorial service for my uncle Jean. Prominent on the table at the service were clippings and objects commemorating his service.
The star and patterned background is the Jeep’s passenger side door from a perspective side shot towards the front. I choose this to somewhat abstractly pay tribute to the armed forces & these tough vehicles in light of movies and stories I’ve heard. I would love to have you post what you see in this piece… 🙂