Don't forget that Tucson was, after all, the Wild West. Cowboys and rodeos are part of our culture and here is an arty salute to our heritage - a pick up truck's tailgate made from horse shoes! Fun and imaginative!
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (:
I lived in Tucson the summer of 1952 in a housing development across from Davis Montham AFB. Tucson was really small with a dozen businesses downtown plus the bus station. I worked at Levy's of Tucson, in window trimming or display. Those were the days. I got a pair of squaw boots with the flap and two silver buttons to hold the shoe on.ReplyDelete
Abe you have posted so many of your wonderful Tucson memories on this site! Have you ever thought about writing a memoir?Delete
Well, that's different!ReplyDelete
Recycling art, I love it!! I also think it's a not so subtle reference to the raw horsepower of this cowboy's truck!! Also, I enlarged the photo to see what was under the license plate, and I think they are three silver silhouettes of cowboys on horseback riding away and leaving the car following in the dust! Is that what you see?ReplyDelete
Yep, I was eating that dust while I was snapping my photo!! (:Delete