Jean Beck:  Architecture – 16
Straight Arrow Studio








Steam Pump Wreckage

"Steam Pump Wreckage"  Image 15" x 22"

Showing Jan. 9-Mar.15, 2015 at Herberger Theater Gallery, Phoenix AZ.

One very hot summer morning, as we painted amid the fallen tin roofs, and debris,
a rhythmic sizzling sound made me think that sprinklers were coming on. It was a young
rattlesnake. I carefully lifted it away from our area on a very long eucalyptus branch,
with a few twigs like a fork tine, and carried it far away.
The snake actually stayed draped over the branch.