Found in the streets of #SLC#streetart#Utah#JohnHeldJr -In those days the hot spots of Salt Lake were located in a tidy manner on a street that ran between 1st and 2nd South and Main and State. Within the streets there were saloons, cafes, parlor houses, and cribs that were rented nightly to the itinerant ladies of the calling. It was against the rules to solicit, so these soiled doves would sit at the top of the stairs and coo their invitation to 'c'mon up, kid.'-
Well...since all the cool kids are doing it.. here's a MUCH chubbier me (not gonna lie was a little self conscious to dig this one out) & my #persona#pic from #2010 by @jtrav 🙌🏼 Many things have changed in the last 7 years, mostly for the best but I still have that wallet and checkbook cover (and yeah, I still write checks occasionally), still ❤️Uniballs and carry around a Sharpie, only recently quit using #slingshot planners and switched to a Hobonichi, still keep that compact my lil sis brought me back from Korea AND I still hoard cash like it's nobody's business 💰 Also, kept the Nissan but ditched the taped up iPhone! Congrats @jtrav 🎉 on 10 years and #500 thanks for the memory! #ATL#Atlanta#art#PersonaSeries#Jtrav
Metaphor: The Tree of Utah, sometimes called the Tree of Life, is an 87-foot-tall (27 m) sculpture that was created by the Swedish artist Karl Momen in the 1980s and dedicated in 1986. It is located in the desolate Great Salt Lake Desert of Utah on the north side of Interstate 80, about 25 miles (40 km) east of Wendover and midway between the former railroad communities of Arinosa and Barro. The sculpture, which is constructed mainly of concrete, consists of a squarish 'trunk' holding up six spheres that are coated with natural rock and minerals native to Utah. There are also several hollow sphere segments on the ground around the base. The sculpture currently has a fence surrounding the base to protect people from falling tiles.
Inscribed on the plaque are the words from Ode to Joy by Friedrich Schiller; also used as the chorus of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. It has been said that Momen was moved to create the 87-foot-tall (27 m) tree after having a vision of a tree while driving across the desolate Bonneville Salt Flats.
Following the dedication of this work of art, Momen donated the sculpture to the State of Utah and returned to Sweden. However, in 2011 he proposed creating a visitors center at the location with construction costs being paid for by donations.