Today, we’re ordering paint.
MichaelMark has a white van. It’s a conversion van. It’s one of many cars he’s got to drive. This one has a living room in the back. We’re driving down to the library pretty soon because his computer guy is not coming tonight.
It seems he’s got a guy living in one of the far trailers, up by the car forest and he knows computers, so he’ll be here to fix the wifi connection. We need to get online, it’s my art. MichaelMark too to an extent. We’ll be getting him more inline so he can be getting things out there. We have alot of information to get from out there; his plans to make this into a camping destination, it will involve some things we’ve gotta’ find out about.
There’s hot water under us. Hydrothermal power and hot springs are around here.
We’re watching a great science episode about time and space right now. It’s hosted by Morgan Freeman. I’m thinking of doing a giant portrait of him. Gotta look that up from the library parking lot. It’s gravel, by the way.
This place is a destination for artists, this much we know. There are no restrictions here and today we’re talking about burning cars. We’ll be making a chimney car. Campers can put fires to work to warm them. We have welders and we’re looking to get welders, as in artists, here. Steel work to be done.
All my friends are artists; some of them are time travelers I’m sure.. we’re going to knock your socks off.
International Car Forest of The Last Church.
Joshua trees here. This place is on the edge of the locale where they can grow. We shot amongst them yesterday. In one scene I was peeing on one while my crime partner meets me. I would not shake his hand. These trees are bizarre lifeforms. I’m becoming very fond of them. Pictures to come.
I’m looking at landscape photos to start painting on cars. I’ll need to order that paint today. Oil based, clear coat too. I need orange, lots of white, black, 2 blues, 2 reds, green, purples would be great. Yellows. As much metallic paints as possible, it could all be metallic, as far as I’m concerned. Pure saturated color and lots of clear. Layers. These things are going to glow and we’ll get good solar lights to light them up at night, water near these cars will be a good idea. Wash them once in awhile, cool the visitors while there, grow some foliage in this valley of cars. i want to see a windmill car. There’s a windchime car in the works.
The car forrest is young and lots of growth will be growing this place, we’re working on a kind of Eden out here.. the end of an age, car culture, the oil era is dying right now. This monument is in honor of this moment/spot in spacetime.
300,000 vehicles drive through here each year.
What other ideas for paintjobs? We’ll see. I want to do a joshua tree car. We’ll have a furry one I bet. A wood car, I think, is a good idea. I can’t wait to paint the box truck that holds up the mopar limo. It’ll be my masterpiece. That and the buses. Those buses will stand out of the ground 25 feet tall.
This is day 2 in Goldfield. I’m thinking of what to do in this moment to make coming months easiest and most rewarding. It’s always nice to bring fresh blood in and that’s what is happening at the Last Church right now. Goldfield will NOT be the same from now on.
I’m going to put on some headphones and probably listen to Pixies right now. Don’t drink the water here; there’s a mural on the side of a bar in town that says that.
I’ll be doing some cosmic cars and UFOs i do believe. The Dada car on the hill will be changing. I’m thinking it will need to say The Last Church. Not sure of the image.
I see right now this journal will serve as my spot to think of car painting ideas. It’ll be nice to have this project documented as it goes. I might as well stop calling it a project. I could be involved with this the rest of my life.
The place of art is mostly to bridge ideas from spirituality and so-called science; just ideas made material. That’s all art is. To make art, a connection with other humans is needed. It’s the connection that we’re doing that bridges, not just ideas, but minds. We become more ant like the more that we share. Please share anything I share with you here. I’d appreciate that.
MichaelMark & I are talking and devising what kinds of paints and finishes we’re looking to achieve here. There are sands that reflect light because they’re tiny beads of glass. You can see these glass sands on the city streets. It’s what makes street paint reflective. It’s literally a surface sprayed across surfaces made of glass. Light particles/waves are stretched and bent to magnify light emanating from our ‘forest’.
Did I mention UFOs? We’ll be doing different kinds of lights for sure.
- “Greetings Michael Mark, We’re in Goldfield” Goldfield Journal #1 (fishbowler.wordpress.com)
- “Yes, The Bus is Standing Up on End” Goldfield Journal #11 (fishbowler.wordpress.com)
- Last Church, The Legend Starts (fishbowler.wordpress.com)
- Nun Painting on Suburban (fishbowler.wordpress.com)
- Virtual Tour of the Car Forest and the town of Goldfield (fishbowler.wordpress.com)
- Throughout rural Nevada, there are little oases of art worth visiting (fishbowler.wordpress.com)