Saturday, March 24, 2012

374 S. Coleman, Thatcher, AZ January 24, 2012

The grotto where a religious statue one stood was empty.  It was snuggled into a corner of the single wide, manufactured structure where the previous owner added an extension to this well lived abode.  This home lost its human tenants.   The grotto had lost its religious icon.
I placed, photographed and documented cowboy and indian art piece #132 in the grotto.  The art piece wasn’t a religious icon.  However, the “cowboy and indian” plastic action figures are – and always will be.  Let’s have an "amen” for the wild, wild west.     




Saturday, March 10, 2012

938 Cochise Stronghold Road Cochise, AZ January 6, 2012

Across the street from the Cochise Church was a small, wooden home that appeared to have no human activity around it.  One of the indicators that I look for to see whether or not a home has inhabitants is whether or not there is a garbage can outside.  Most folks who leave an abode for good may leave behind an assortment of furniture, clothing, toys and kitchenware strewn about.  However, there is rarely a trash receptacle remaining at the abode.  Don’t have a clue what that is all about. 
Since there was no garbage can anywhere in sight, I headed over there.  Behind the house was a wooden and tin garage with no doors on it.  I placed, photographed and documented cowboy and indian art piece #129 on an empty shelf in the back of the garage. 
It was time to get on the highway and head back to my home at the RocknW Ranch/ Art Studio in the southern part of Graham County.  Back to an abode that had a few trash receptacles.  One in particular for “harvested horse manure”  -  just calling my name.             

Cochise Church Cochise, AZ January 6, 2012

The patient I had just seen lived deep in the farming community outside of Cochise.  Drove down N. Manzoro Road and had just passed W4 Spear Ranch Road.  Looked for Cochise Stronghold Road which I knew would take me right back to 191.
I easily found it and drove through “downtown” Cochise.  On my left was the cutest, small white church.  It appeared to no longer serve in the function as a place of worship.  Now its function appeared to be one of a photo opportunity for the few tourists who might venture this way.
I placed, photographed and documented cowboy and indian art piece #128 on white painted, cement, ledge below an arch and near the front door.  One more cowboy and indian art piece placed in a new home.