A fire escape on an industrial building. Someone cared enough to add the gaily painted decorative awnings to this bleak structure, and they have weathered into a beautiful sculpture. Clarksdale, MS has seen prosperity, but for many it is a place from which to escape. Now it is a place where celebrities go to escape their celebrity. Digital color photograph by American abstract realist Jo Brown, composition in pink, yellow, and gray, Clarksdale, Mississipp, 2012.