I’ve thought about why I like this photo I took on the Carrizo Plain (central California) so much. It’s a once-grand, now-rusty, pot-shot-riddled classic, abandoned in the middle of a distant field.
But…the bumper is still shiny (be careful with that part of the metaphor, please)… and if you turn the camera around you’ll find a field full of abandoned rusty farm implements, repurposed as objects of beauty for artists with a discerning eye. And the field is full of gorgeous wildflowers — native, resilient, and persistent. And the car is pointed in the right direction…ahead…into a field filled with promise and hope (at least until the summer drought). But, most importantly…
THE DOOR IS WIDE OPEN!!!
2 thoughts on “Rusty Metaphor”
Love your photos and the depth you bring to them!
Thank you so much, michelleatplay! Right back at ya — I love your beautiful paintings.