Last night at the Mummers Parade was an amazing experience thanks to Oisk Trucking, artist Anthony Jones, my 4 sons and of course all the volunteers who manage the parade. Thank you. It was a joy seeing and hearing children and adults of all ages responding to our filling the atmosphere with bubbles.
I Discovered something interesting and I think it very much pertains to the paintings i own of World War 1 by artist Scott Hook who is a relative of the controversial Civil War General Joseph Hooker.
I also happen to own two other interesting historical art pieces tied to WW1. One is a small mural i believe to be from 1933 era and the New Deal Arts Funding during the Great Depression. The other is an amazing photo looking down on hundreds of soldiers, and their hats making a huge logo at Camp Meade. I have talked to the people at Camp Meade and they said this is the largest photo of that photographic ollaboration.
When doing research about the men who served officially as Secretary of War for the U.S. I discovered that the secretary of war during WWI was from Martinsburg and also served as Mayor prior to this position in Cleveland Ohio (where my wife is from). This interesting discovery is on top of the fact that in 2010/2011 I helped in a small way with the care of Frank Buckles (last American WW1 Veteran) in his last days who lived not to far from my home in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
For years I have been contemplating and planning a cross country trip with a mobile art museum and a whole lot more. I have played around with designs for my museum and how it would be created out of a few 53' trailers (18 wheelers) or shipping containers. I am happy to say that the technology is there to create what I am dreaming of and today started talking with a company in Europe that has started taking their ideas of buildings that assemble themselves or transform from a trailer shaped structure to actually building them. I am so freaking excited about the possibilities!!! Check them out! Ten Fold Engineering