born on the box

 

The figure on the East side of Boc's AHA Box was originally one of several painted cutouts that got to travel with me back to Alabama Hills, the place of their original inspiration. His name is "Born-In-The-Desert." Inside the figure is a painting of Alabama Hills done from memory. It is one of my first AHA (Alabama Hills Art) works. During my last trip to the Alabama Hills I photographed him in the sagebrush that grows there.

   The sphere on the left is a knob that allows the viewer to adjust the "sunlight" inside Boc's AHA Box. There is another knob on the West end of the Box.

   This little painted guy lets me think about being born in San Bernardino County, California.   It helps me remember the first 7 years of my life living where I saw cactus and lizards and rattlesnakes and king snakes and tarantulas and hornytoads and hawks and Joshua Trees and yucca and wondrous rock formations and where late at night I listened to the cool water sounds of singing coyotes.

 

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