That's my old buddy Rankin Rob standing outside Crazy Ken's in northeast Alabama across the state line from Summerville, Georgia. Howard Finster, Georgia's best known artist, lived and died in Summerville. Preaching and painting for a passionate lifetime, he created fantastic gardens out of found objects chunks of which reside on display in the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
This particular day Rob and I retraced the life of Howard Finster on nearby backroads thru the hollows, stopping at each old wood church pastored by the good reverend. He died shortly before our trip; a touching day for us in the gray light. I'll post some photos of Finster's work later, maybe a bunch together with links and popups.
This posting, however, celebrates the seven year Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn. According to plan, on Friday 14 January 2005 the Huygens probe will parachute thru Titan's hazy atmosphere, one of Saturn's moons, after many crazy loop-de-loops (or loops-de-loop) thru our immense solar system. Never once violating any of Newton's Laws of Motion.
Title: © Tin Man. r1212-18
Series: None of the Above
Location: Cherokee County, Alabama
Date: Saturday 4 May 2002