Friday, July 31, 2015


"Tusken Gothic" by Troy's Work Table. Chalk art for Friday 31 July 2015 at Frost Park.


Yesterday, we visited the Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume exhibit at Seattle's EMP. The exhibit included two costumes of Tusken Raiders—one female and one male—who were posed in what appeared to me to be a play on Grant Wood's iconic American Gothic painting. Instead of a farmer and his daughter, I chalked the Sand People that I saw at the exhibit. Instead of a pitchfork, I made sure the gaffi stick took its place.

(And if one of the curators didn't deliberately pose the Tuskens in a play on American Gothic, then I would be really surprised!)


After having just wandered about the coulees and cliffs and 90-degree temperatures of the desert of central Washington state, these Sand People wouldn't leave my brain. So I did what I usually do in these cases of being haunted: I gave the specters corporeal form in chalk and exorcised them from my mind.


You can view more pictures of "Tusken Gothic" HERE.

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