The Moving Van
by Gay Pogue
Fiber with paper, beads, and metal
18.5 x 25.5 inches
Melinda loved going to new places, meeting new people, seeing new things, making new friends; she did not like stuffing her life into boxes to be carted down the road.
The screech of the strapping tape ripping out of the dispenser always sent chills up Melinda’s arms. She felt as though her true home was the moving van itself. How could she not? The boxes were never set out on the street for someone else to pick up and reuse, but instead, carefully cut down, sorted, and stored for the next move which always seemed to come just when she was getting settled. For that matter, some boxes were never even emptied, just dragged from storage facility to storage facility.
Mostly though, she hated never having a studio, a real home for her creative pursuits.
Overhearing her whining, the cashier at the local art supply store recommended the Angel Snake Moving Company. She said those guys, while taking a little getting used to, understood artists and their unique needs. The Angel Snakes would set up the studio first and then stuff the rest of the household around it.
Melinda hoped her movers could, indeed, accomplish this mission impossible.
#9 in the “Angel Snake Houses” series
Completed November 2011