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The Anatomically Incorrect Cowboy Silhouette

One Bar -Two Dimensions - Three Rivers, Texas

by Brewster Hudspeth
"Friends don't let friends paint murals." No matter how many times we hear it on public service announcements, every year there is a bumper crop of deformed, melon-headed, leering, spatulate-fingered, bug-eyed "people" who look like medical curiousities.

We spoted this couple in Three Rivers just opposite the park in the town square. The artist, who neglected to sign his work, has pretty good control and actually draws a nice straight line for someone who might be color blind. We assume that the figures were drawn from memory - and not from life. Actually we pray that the figures were drawn from the artist's memory - and not from life.
Cowboy silhouette
Figure One
TE photo May 2003

The High-waisted Cowboy

Despite the musical notes swimming all around him, the cowboy seems to prefer watching than participating in the merriment. He may also be thinking about the accident and the surgery that removed about eight inches of his torso.
Cowboy silhouette's companion
Figure Two
TE photo May 2003

The Cowboy's Bosom Buddy

Unable to contain herself, the female of the pair (who may have been altered in the same accident) is shown dancing. While breaking the law of gravity is usually a misdemeanor, in this case it just might be a felony.

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See also
Texas Cowboy Silhouttes by John Troesser
The Texas Silhouette
by Brewster Hudspeth

John Troesser
"They shoe horses, don't they?" October 23, 2004 Column


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