You are currently browsing the daily archive for December 5, 2009.

Rust . . . it transforms the

bow.  It

eats through the

starboard plating.  And

it seeps through the metal

at the stern.  You know the logic now, so next is

what happens portside on a bulk carrier hauling salt.  It

bruises and degrades the metal.

So what are these discolorations on the transom of this wooden boat?

Rust of course.

As major color changes happen this time of year from snow covering outdoor shapes (happening right now outside my window, for the first time this season) coating them with a new uniform whiteness, so rust more subtly transforms surface color but with much more dramatic and destructive  metamorphosis from within. UFO therefore expands to unseen forces outward.  Or maybe undoing from oxidation.  May we not be undone!

Hope you enjoyed this tribute to Andy.  All fotos and their modification by Will Van Dorp.  Bowsprite would fling buckets of ink and aquarelle, and Pamela would painstakingly apply pigments suspended in some oil.  Some inspiration stems from TM and MF.  Thanks all.

By the way, does anyone know previous names applied to the current Buchanan 1?

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 372 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments? Email Tugster

My job . . . Summer 2014

Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Seth Tane American Painting

My other blogs

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Henry's Obsession

My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.

Archives

free web page hit counter
December 2009
M T W T F S S
« Nov   Jan »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 372 other followers