Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Buddy Holly Glasses

About two months ago Susan asked me to take a picture of some street art (aka "Graffiti") near downtown while I was on my Sunday bike ride. It was just a pair of Buddy Holly glasses she said, very graphic and large (about 3 feet high) but on a railroad overpass near an intersection where there was construction and no place to stop a car .

Of course I forgot. ("I was listening, I just didn't remember.") When she brought it up again it was to tell me an eyeball had been added. And by the time I finally got around to taking the picture, the boys had been added. The next week it had been painted over by the construction crew.

Yesterday, driving through Zilker Park, Susan noticed this hanging from the trees and made me take her back today to get a picture. It looks like it's made of foamboard, is about 3 feet across and spins in the wind. She'd like to have gotten a better picture but traffic was crazy in the park so this is as close as we got.

I don't know who's doing this but I'm starting to look around more as I drive. However, Susan has been given strict orders to quit looking around so much as she drives. The only thing worse than a bad driver is a bad driver who's looking at stuff.

Late update: We took off on an errand. No sooner did we get down to Barton Springs Road when Susan spotted another set of glasses. Fortunately she wasn't driving. Who is doing all these?

1 comment:

Robyn said...

The Buddy Holly glasses are very simple but so effective. As you say I wonder what the story is behind them.

I hope Susan will be taking plenty photographs at the Quilt Festival!