"Earth’s distant orb appeared the smallest light that twinkles in the heaven; whilst round the chariot’s way innumerable systems rolled and countless spheres diffused an ever-varying glory. It was a sight of wonder: some were hornèd like the crescent moon; some shed a mild and silver beam like Hesperus o'er the western sea; some dashed athwart with trains of flame, like worlds to death and ruin driven; some shone like suns, and as the chariot passed, eclipsed all other light." From "Queen Mab" by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1813)
Monday, 24 May 2010
The Folk Art Of Cactus County #16
Also, I’ve just discovered that there was a short silent Western made in 1912 called “The Cactus County Lawyer” staring an actor called George Gebhardt. More recently, there appears to be a stage musical called “Trouble In Cactus County” (if you follow this link then click on 'past shows' then click on 'Trouble In Cactus County' you can read a synopsis of the show plus there's a photo from it) written by Ken Starcevic with songs by Simon D'Souza. One of the characters is called Carlotta Del Rio, which is quite brilliant. I think both Ms Del Rio and Mr Gebhardt may find themselves named checked in a future written piece to accompany a painting by way of a tribute.