Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Texas Art of the Covenant

Every good Texan needs a Texas shrine and now I've made mine. This took awhile to put together and it is made of tons of different things that I've found on my treasure hunts.

I found the main body of the piece at a garage sale a few years back here in Oregon. I kept it all this time because I knew eventually I would have a use for it. This may not be the complete list, but the rest of the shrine is made up of, a tin star, sequins, acrylic paint, brass horn, miniature cowboy boot, longhorn head, horse, scorpion, wooden block, cowboy figure, brass candle stand, William Barret Travis signature from the Alamo letter (not real!) wooden ruler and a Mexican bingo card. Did I forget anything? I don't think so.

This is perfect for any Texan who misses home (like me) and wants to have something to salute to every morning (don't forget to face southwest). I may have to keep it though.

The idea is that everything is bigger, grander, gaudier and more spectacular in Texas. The roof of the shrine surpasses the total height of the ruler (Texas is bigger you know). Did you know the Texas capital building is taller than the capital building in Washington?

These pictures aren't the best quality, but they give you an idea anyway. Click on any of them to get a closer view. "Remember the Alamo!"


machinarex said... an Ex-Texan myself, I think I may need to make a shrine!
I definitely get homesick for the Hill Country on a regulr basis.

Randy Hill said...

You and me both brother!

miguel said...

Awesome dude!

Contessa Kris said...

I came by to see what you were up to. I love the new piece. I was happy to see you included a picture of the inside or I would have been begging for one. Love every little part of it.

Randy Hill said...

Thanks Contessa for stopping by and the kind words! I appreciate it. :) said...

Randy, I'm laughing at the thought of you being in exile in Oregon. I'm from Colorado, ( I know Coloradoians and Texans are sworn enemies), but we were exiled in North Bend/Coos Bay for 3 years. HEHHE
Acutally, I loved the coast of Oregon. Love your work!


Randy Hill said... you feel my pain, huh? Nah...I actually love Oregon. I just like to whine about missing all of the Texas pride and bravado! I never did get the Colorado vs Texas thing. Why can't we all just get along? ;)
Thanks for stopping by and the nice words. :)