My favorite shot from all the pictures made of him that day.Well, they went and took my husband's picture and they put it on an oil can. A really, rreeaally BIG oil can. In TEXAS! And you know if it's in Texas it's going to be big. Everything in Texas is big! That I learned from watching Dallas with my sister (her favorite show, by the way). Big hair! Big hats! Big houses! Big Business!
A couple years back John was invited to model for the talented, award-winning artist David Wright. David, who just happens to live down the road in Gallatin, is what I consider a painter of American history. He's done countless projects depicting Native Americans, the Civil War, and frontier times, and John has had the great fortune of being able to work for him on a few of these. I love it when he gets a call from David! Visions of free artwork dance in my head.
To see more of his beautiful work go here. You won't be disappointed.
Anyway, for this particular project some people from Native Sun Productions out of Ohio used David's place as the location to shoot images of various models in period costumes depicting the struggles of the early Texans. These images were later transformed into some GINORMOUS murals.
Last year, the murals were finally put in place on large oil storage tanks owned by Shell. These tanks are located along Hwy 225 in Deer Park, Texas. I keep telling John we need to drive out and see the tanks in person (I mean, how many people can say they've seen an image of themselves on that scale and magnitude?) but he has yet to give in to that idea.
That's John in the blue. Cute hat, huh?
So for now we'll just have to look at the pictures. And you can look, too, unless you want to drive to Texas to see the real deal. Hey! If you do, can I go?
One of the big tanks.
A closeup we, just today, found on the internet. Good thing his nose was clean.