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Dimensions3042 x 3404
Original file size11.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken6-Sep-10 16:49
Date modified5-Jan-11 18:12
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Camera makePlustek
Camera modelOpticFilm 7200i
ARTIST AND SHADOW (Rt 66 Cadillac Ranch TX)

ARTIST AND SHADOW (Rt 66 Cadillac Ranch TX)

There's always something fresh and newly-painted at the Cadillac Ranch. Sometimes it even makes sense.

In a dozen or so trips I've been interested in seeing the rapidly-changing graffiti, of course. But also how people interact with the cars, and how they "leave their mark."

The ten finned Cadillacs are visible from Rt 66, now merely an I-40 frontage road about 10 miles west of Amarillo TX. (They were never actually on the original Rt 66.)

In this shot, a young artist, his backpack full of spray paint, is adding his contribution to the collective layers of pigment (now thicker than the original metal). The closest Caddy offered a nice windbreak for me. And the bright sun produced a pleasing shadow of him in just the right location.

(This image is on display at the Route 66 Interpretive Center, Chandler OK.)