Westport Whale, Acrylic on Panel, 60 x 60 inches, 2016
While on a bike trip along the coast of Northern California we stopped at a ramshackle store for snacks and fluids in the town of Westport, population 60. There was a tiny house across from the store that was coated with goofy hand lettered signs and bizarre sculptures. The side yard was lined with one man’s junk is another man’s treasure stuff. The bulk of the yard was taken by an ongoing project to build a huge whale. There was a large scallop edged pool with a bulbous framework of rebar and wire mesh propped up by cinder blocks that was intended to someday be a drive by whale watch.