Description 1954 was a year of significant design changes for the Chevrolet truck. The windshield was redesigned as a curved one-piece glass without a center vertical dividing strip. The steering wheel and dashboard were revised. The taillights became round instead of rectangular. The cargo bed rails, previously angled, are now horizontal. One of the most notable revisions was the grille. No longer was the grille five horizontal slats, but rather a crossbar design referred to as a 'T' or 'bull nose' grille. There was a large custom package offered for this year model. One of the custom changes, as shown on this truck, was the five window cab. In addition to the small rear window, two 'Nu-Vue' curved side windows are included. Special thanks to the owners, Johnny and Jo Anna Duncan, for allowing me to photograph this classic truck.
Betty Northcutt, Beckville, Texas Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso
This statement from Picasso sums up what photography does for me. Often in my day-to-day life, I forget about the beautiful things of this world. But, in pausing to photograph a glorious sunset or capture a reflection in water, I stop long enough to “dust” my soul of the everyday life and absorb the peace and serenity which surrounds me.
In my photographic art you will find an underlying theme of stillness - a quiet serenity - sprinkled with a hint of nostalgia. I find a spiritual joy in capturing the colors of nature’s palette; its hues blended by natural light. In an abandoned building, I revel in an imagined history and marvel at the bare essentials of its structure. I delight in the creation of a still life that can evoke emotion.
It is my intent to offer images which “dust” the soul. I can only hope that the peace and serenity I found while capturing these images will extend to others.