Monday, October 31, 2011
Road Dreams, 10x12
Even sitting abandoned against a fence this old water truck feels powerful, like it's bearing down on us and we want to jump out of the way. Its weathered red rusted patina both reflects colors from its surroundings and contributes its own local color. For many years crusty old coots drove this down untold dirt roads to bring water to the fruit trees.
The folks that own Bristol Flats Ranch didn't have it destroyed because they liked having its character hanging around, reminding them that this area has a rich past. That's what they told me.
This truck is also in the last post but, because of its distance, becomes a stroke of red paint or two. You can find it HERE.