Monday, November 05, 2018

ART #5


Chic Silber said...

Artist seemed fixated on

the horse's ass but got the

quarter poles colors right

Chic Silber said...

I love details like the teterboard

& the rolled flying net but the

flyers end of the flying rig has

no pedestal shown

Chic Silber said...

Never was a fan of swinging ladders

Chic Silber said...

Artist Robert Weaver

Roger Smith said...

Thought that was a catch trap up there.

I never liked ladders, either. Give me webs every time.

Weaver remembered to add the muddy scuff marks hooves make inside the ring curb. For '73, Hubert Castle's ring curbs all needed total refinishing. Only Corky Plunkett knew the technique. The curbs were fiberglass, so we all had to vacate the Prop Barn, which also housed the kitchen/sleeper/donnicker section. Corky donned the protective jumpsuit and the mask and goggles, and spent all winter getting Hubert's rings in pristine condition--beautiful work. We get to opening in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and in comes Johnny Cline's liberty ponies, programmed for Center Ring. They kicked the crap out of Corky's new paint jobs, with their hooves in black covering that left heavy marks on each section. The act didn't do so well there in practice, so Johnny decided they might work better in an end ring, and with one go-round it was also scarred. Maybe the other end would be better, so down Johnny went until all 3 spanking new ring curbs were wrecked with indelible black marks. When Corky walked in, he quietly surveyed the destruction of 10 weeks work, and sat down and cried for an hour.