Friday, September 12, 2008

Beach Find of the Day





























We thought we had gotten used to the fact that we never know what we'll see on the beach ... until this evening when we came face to face with 100 wooden Indians.

The life-size plywood cutouts lining the beach just below the Cliff House are the work of Western artist Thom Ross, who based the richly colored tableaux on a famous black-and-white photo of Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Show that was taken on the same stretch of Ocean Beach in 1902. –San Francisco Chronicle


6 comments:

stray g said...

This is great! Reminds me of those Chinese warrior statues that were buried....

Mz Cheryl said...

Amazing!!! So way cool! I wish I was in SF today to see this in person! I googled the artist and saw a really great you tube video about the installation on his site.
www.thomrossart.com.
Enjoy!

Namowal said...

Cool stuff.
The beach is way more interesting up north than it is in Los Angeles. I bet the parking is better too.

platitudinal said...

Wow! What an amazing sight! :)

Sally said...

That is so great. Imagine coming upon it just at dark, if you hadn't heard about it.

lisa h said...

What a lovely blonde Indian chief you make!