When I asked my youngest son Adam if he wanted to go to the Falls with me he said yes for the first time in a while. Everyone has their busy schedules these days, but somehow our calendars intersected on this day. We went after supper when there was still a couple of hours of good light left.
Adam asked me if I had a fort out here like last year? You know, the one with all the Styrofoam in it and if so, are we going there? Barely were the words out of his mouth when he walked into my studio site. Everything was as I left it except for the big helmeted figure which had fallen over. In a way, this piece has become the figurehead of my driftwood boat for this season and as my unofficial mascot I respectfully stood it back up.
Adam wanted to go exploring around my area and while he did that I made this quick figure. Two pieces of found polystyrene, coal eyes, plastic pen cap nose, wooden ears, plastic mouth, a plastic neck collar, and five sharpened sticks along with a foam letter “A” comprise the materials used to make this guy. By the time Adam got back from circling around the site it was time to go…but first we could make a few photos along the way.
Of the pictures I took of the “Mister A” figure, this was my favorite. The wrecked cooler adds a lot of formal interest. Adam was getting hot and thirsty and so it was time to move on home. I thanked him for coming along and promised him a cold sports drink at the next convenient store down the street. Maybe it won’t be so hot the next time we explore together and we can stay longer? Here’s one more shot before closing.