Mike Martin and I took these photos of the Belmont Library's fantastic installation of moonlit seascapes early this year, and I regret not posting them sooner - because I went in today and the paintings are GONE!!!
The librarian said they took them down because they have been there for two years, and also that "some kids" had come in once and taken pictures and that they didn't know what to do with them anymore. Aargh! That was probably me and Mike!
There were nine or ten dusty seascapes propped against the wall on top of the bookshelves, each with a label stuck to the front. Don't recall now the name of the artist.
Alien beach on the moon. Fantastic is the best word to describe these paintings. Individually they are okay, strange and interesting, but all together along the top of the library bookshelves was a perfect installation.
It's like the Martian Chronicles. Look at what is on all the books. Skulls!
All of the books have skulls on them. What does this mean? Are they pirate treasure? Is reading dangerous? These skulls beneath the seascapes gave me shivers of pleasure. They shivered me timbers.
Belmont Librarians, please bring back the paintings!!! This was a big inspiration for Meatballs at Stuffy's. Am I the only one that loved them and has commented on their absence?