Parker County Today July 2017 - Page 33

S ometimes a work of art stops the gliding eye, stops it as surely as if a brake has been applied. It’s an auto- matic response to beauty, a focusing of the attention. Perhaps it’s the artist’s thoughtful rendition of light and color or use of texture that arrests the senses. Maybe it is the nostalgia evoked by the piece. Certainly, that is the case with James Milner’s artwork. He is not only an artist, but a nostalgist as well. Rust is his thing. His subjects are varied, but he seems to have a predi- lection for classic cars and antique tractors. His scenes are rural and rusty. In one piece, a watery-blue 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne two-door sits beneath a leafless oak sprawling to cover both the car and a small shed. A tire swing hangs from a sturdy limb and the upright of an old clo ѡͱ́ЁɽɽչQ )ٕ́ЁѥѡЁ́Ѽ啅͔́)ݥѡЁ͡ѡ䁽ѡѡéɤ)齹х̀Ёݥ̤屔%ӊéѥ)ٕȁ今)5Ȱ䰁́ݡЁ̻+qQЁɕѡЁѱեЁ́ѡ)ЁɔЁѡ͔tq́$)ɕ͔P䁝Ʌѡȁȵȁ ͍幔)9ܰ$ݼȁ͔ݼ͕́Ѽ)ɔձȁݥѠ Ё ͍幔) ͅЁЁѡɔչȁѡЁɕѡӊéݡ)ݔ啐Qӊéݡ$ѡЁɔ%ӊéɽ)쁄ЁݡЁ$ЁɅ܁ɔѡ́ѡЁ$)ɕȁ́ɽݥ$х啐ݥѠ䁝Ʌ)ɕ́лw)=ѡɴѽ݅ɑ́ѡIIٕȁݕ)Yɹ1а5ȁɽٔɅѽ̰ݕ̰)ݥѠѡݡЁѽɽ̸Qѕ)ݡɅѽ́́ɕ́Ѽ̃q̳ͅt)̃ͅq́Ёͥt+qe'eչ䁭ЁЁ݅́ٔ)Ё$ݕЁѼIɑͽ!Mͼ$ͼ)܁ѡ䳊tͅq$eЁхɅ嵽ɔ)%ЁЁѡ݅́ͥw)ȁѡЁͥѡ́5ȁ́Ё́ѥ)ݕѡɴѡ䁙ȁٔɅѥ̤)Qɽ Ոݡɔٕ́̃Pݕɔ)ݕѡɔQݕɔ\ɕ)̸Q́́ѡɴɔչ)ɕ́݅ѕɍȁȁȁѥݽ)剔܁͌)5Ё́5ȁչѥѥɕ͔ѡɽ՝)Ʌݥ+q$eЁ͠չѥЀtͅ+q$eЁɕхЁѥ٥չѥѱٕ)啅ȁ$Ё䁙ѡȁՅ䁽؁)ݕѕȁЁ)ͽѡɔ]ѡəɐ)ݡ݅́ͽЁɽєѡȸ$ݽɭȁ5ȸ)ͽ́éɕ̰ɥЁ1)It5ȁٕ]ѡəɐɽѼи)1ͥݼ䁙ɕ́́ݕЁ݅́ѽ՝)ѥ+q$Օ́Ёѡɕݕ́ѕȁѡ͕䁙(