I WAS NEAR GIDDY as I crossed the Buckham Memorial Library parking lot.
There, there sat that car. That car. The one I’ve watched zoom up the street past my Faribault home many times.
I’ve always wanted to photograph this Joseph’s coat of many colors automobile. And now, with my camera available, I could.
But wouldn’t you know, just as I grabbed my Canon from the van, droplets of rain spurted from the sky. I folded my camera inside my cardigan and hurried toward the car to snap a few quick frames.
Close up, I noticed that what I thought to be duct tape was, instead, reflective tape in primary colors plus black, white and brown adhered to this Cadillac Cimarron.
I got my photos. Now I need the story.
Who owns this work of art?
Why is this Caddy covered in tape? Is the owner making an artistic statement? Or was this tape adhered for some practical reason?
Thoughts? Let’s hear.
© Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling