|Parachutes would cost extra. You have to spend money to make money, right?
|Allowing the public to see their civil servants "waxing" eloquent...for a price.
|A little something for the sports minded!
|A meal with an ever changing view--
perfect for the beltway crowd.
|If demand outstrips the number of White House bedrooms,
a high-rise tower might be built on the north lawn to accommodate the overflow.
|Central Park--what a waste, and what a tourist gold mind with a few minor adjustments.
|Money could be saved by asking states to donate unused interstate highway signs.
|Splish-splashing among the rocks--barrels cost extra.
|Okay, it would take a while and cost a few bucks, but think what an inspirational
political statement such an enhanced tourist attraction would make
--anyone can grow up to be stone-faced!
Ride the Wild Buffalo!
|You'll never picture Old Faithful quite the same again.
|Think about it, the view from the bridge would be breathtaking!
|Under the Golden Arches--you want to super-size that?
Note: In case anyone is wondering what all this has to do with art, the answer is: very little. Indirectly though, I'm demonstrating the power of the familiar image treated irreverently in pursuit of a humorous theme commenting upon possible tourism trends in the future. That's quite a verbal mouthful, but not all that difficult to illustrate utilizing the almost unlimited resources of the Internet, the versatility of today's photo-editing software, a little skill, a sharp eye, patience, and an admittedly warped sense of humor unafraid of offending those whose narrow minds fit snuggly into a size-nine shoebox. Having pointed all that out, I should also mention that I turned seventy years of age today. In doing so, I couldn't help thinking what a massive undertaking such a project would have been just a few short years ago had I tried to say and do the same thing with paint on canvas.