Found Art, a Suburban Objet
On the way to my camera shop one afternoon, we spotted this
delightful sight alongside the highway. The town was installing
new water pipes and here and there a new hydrant. I guess they
didn't want anybody to think they were a source of water for
fire-fighting until they actually were, but Ricky &
I took one look & simultaneously dubbed it "Christo's
Wasn't till the end of August that I had a lovely sunny day
and I found a safe place to pull over so I could shoot half a
dozen photos of it. My timing was startling: the next time I
passed, the hydrant had been unwrapped <g>.
"Christo's fire-hydrant," looking toward
Ssssh! Don't tell Christo. I take it he has no sense of humor.
He squelched one of the funniest cards I ever saw in my life....
The front was a simple but lovely drawing of a Christmas tree
wrapped up in paper. Inside, it said, "Merry Christo!"
I laugh every time I think about it &, to this day, I'm sorry
I didn't see the card in time to buy one for myself.
Oh, & here's the capper to the joke. When I picked up
this roll of film from my developer, I was asked who the artist
was. They all thought the fire-hydrant was the last of the umpteen
rolls I'd shot at Grounds
for Sculpture! Perfect! Ahahahahaha!
[21 Feb 05: This is the page I posted sometime in 2001 (I
think). As much as I'd like to rewrite it completely, I haven't
the energy. Please take it as-was. Thanks.]