An excellent example of the "World's Greatest Hobby." While attending my local Junior College, my art class took a trip to Huntsville. AL. My professor was an uppity young lady who was into modern art. I asked her this question,
"What do you see in modern art?" That didn't sit too well.
My most memorable project was a three dimensional model of the "Monarch of Glen" by Landseer. The students were impressed with the imposing statue created with paper
and flour (paper mache). I got a "C" for all the hard work. Till this day, I appreciate the realism produced which boggles the mind when determining, "Is this the real thing or a model?"
My interest in railroads and an eye
for accuracy led to some exciting results. The accompanying photograph serves well as an example of the "perfection" I seek. Is it a model, or is it the real life-sized boxcar? This picture represents the kind of modeling that "cranks my tractor." It's a representation
of a modeler who doesn't take shortcuts in achieving museum pieces. There's enough sloppiness in the world. Let's bring out the best in ourselves and others in every area of our life. Thanks to Gene Deimling for leading the way!