After trudging through the sand from Kate’s Lazy Desert, next stop was Looney Dunes. Aptly named as I soon discovered. The owners, Phillip Maberry & Scott Walker, are artists. Their creations are sculptures that appear to be colorful pool floats!
Moored in the desert sand dunes and caught in cactus gardens it is impossible not to smile at their juxtaposition.
You may remember their previous home, immortalized by the B-52′s in their video for the band’s hit song, Love Shack.
Yup, it’s true. And if you look closely that’s an afro-ed RuPaul in the white halter top dancing in the living room!
I’m fascinated with the chameleon quality of bronze statuary. They begin life strong and bronze standing starkly defiant against sky and foliage alike.
Soon, their defiance gently begins to soften. With each season, they gradually melt into their surroundings with the creeping patina of almost every conceivable shade of green – blue green, brown green gray green. As time marches on, so do their hues down the color chart.
This archer silhouetted against the stormy Dresden sky is a grey as the impending storm.
Known as “David of the North”, this is not the ripped and flexed Michelangelo’s David that we have all come to love.
Kings and conquerors are a great choice for patinated bronze. For some reason the military always look good in olive drab.
Joan Miro’s modern sculpture at the Louisiana Museum has the patina of time, but the polish of decades of vigorous rubbing!