Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pimp My Celestial Oneness

This is one superbad shag parlor. The artist/inhabitant known as One Feather has been working on transforming his 1976 Dodge Sportsman home from nondescript utility vehicle to cosmic wonderbus of love and harmony for the last 13 years. And he's done a hell of a job.

He spends his days in the parking lot in front of the beach boardwalk in Santa Barbara spreading a message of unity, love and peace to all who stop and gawk. Looking is free, but if you want to take a photo, a monetary offering is encouraged. This is how he makes his living. I had no cash on me, but he was kind enough to let me take photos anyway. I told him I’d find an ATM and come back later with a few bucks to keep his hempmobile humming.

If you get a chance, stop by and see it in person and meet the man behind the mobile masterpiece. It’s a 3D tapestry of tiny objects, toys, textures, words and color. Definitely worth a few bucks to take it all in. I am sure karma is coming to get me because we got busy and I never made it back with the cash. Sorry, dude. I will stop by next time I’m in SB. Promise. Cause seriously, this is cool.

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