3/31/2013

HAPPY EASTER Island


The brochure said "Easter Island," but Charlie wasn't convinced. I think it was the "Lunch at Stuckey's" that made him suspicious.

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  1. I recognize that sculpture style! It's by the Hungarian-American artist Peter Toth who did a series called "Trail of the Whispering Giants" of over 70 giant busts in wood of native Americans all over the country. He did one for my hometown in Virginia Beach in 1976.

    Charlie is standing in front of a Chief installed at the Texas Travel Information Center on Interstate 30 in Texarkana. It was installed in 1980.

    But there's a mystery. It's gone missing! This article describes the people (maybe a cult!) who travel the country collecting a view of each Toth statue. Could this be Charlie's "Raison d'être"?

    http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/texas/native-american-indian-statue-sought

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    1. I'm so happy someone was able to recognize this statue. There's nothing written on the back of the print.

      And yes, I think this was Charlie's Raison d'être. From place to place Charlie travelled. But I'm sure Charlie did not take the Chief. I don't think there was room in the backyard.

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