Lord Ganesh is in a watermelon patch. He don’t need no Walmart.
posted by Sheila Ryan in photographs, randy taylor, religion, self-help, shouldness, watercolour | * | 8 comments
Was this an installation, or did Ganesh just come along for the ride?
Ganesh does as he pleases. He is the Remover of Obstacles.
Actually, I was on my way to the post office to pop him in the mail by way of a birthday greeting to my friend Melanie, whom I’ve known since she and I were four.
She being Melanie and me being Ryan and the two of us being inseparable throughout grade school, we named ourselves The Melon and The Rind.
En route to the P.O. I sensed a photo op, and Ganesh graciously complied.
I do love the Remover of Obstacles.
That is a beautiful, um, drawing/painting/3D cardboard parking lot display/ad/sculpture/Walmart temple god.
Thank you, SC. My goal is to establish myself as the Painter of Outdoor Cardboard Retail Display Gods.
Did you sell any watermelons?
I’m fixing to convert my Honda Element into a kind of stealth food truck serving the Back of Beyond. I’ll keep watermelons in mind.
And I’m hoping for a bumper crop of turkey craw beans, so there’s that.
Yesterday and today, things have been on the rough side. And now tonight I’ve got to paint that elephant-headed deity again. People have no idea what the life of a popular artist is.