Tuesday, September 7

Abandoned Ship

I was driving along the coast in Northern California when I came upon this scene. It immediately brought to mind what might have happened in the moments following a Winslow Homer painting.  

Homer had a sharp wit and dry sense of humor. When he finished the above painting, he attempted to sell it shortly after 1900 for the then record-breaking price of $4,000. It wasn't selling. In addition he was getting criticism for its lack of hope, to which he replied, "You may inform these people that the man did not starve to death. He was not eaten by the sharks. The waterspout did not hit him. And he was rescued by a passing ship." Awesome!

This marks the last photo from my West Coast trip. Tomorrow I'll return to the Chicageaux based format. Cheers.

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