Garth lives just a few blocks from us and he is one of the most creative people in town! We have watched in amazement as he has turned a small, nondescript house with a big yard into an incredible structure surrounded by beautiful gardens and artwork. This happened over a number of years but bit by bit the corner where he lives has been transformed. There seems to be no end to his imagination and I find that very inspiring.
The above pictured “luv shack” is also one of his creations and in addition to being a most remarkable piece of art, is also quite functional (maybe you’ve seen it on the highway?) It has been in the Ashland Fourth of July Parade and made the journey to Burning Man in the Nevada desert. Here is an excerpt from an article in the Locals Guide about the creation of the “luv shack” written by Aaron Bloch: This maverick formed his vehicle first and kept all the functions to a minimum. Gas, brakes, a turn signal or two, were all secondary to what his vision was for the Moonshine Luv Shack. Pretty amazing, eh?
Tonight I brought a “Kick-Ass Apple Pie (topped with toasted Almonds) to Garth to recognize him for what he has done for our neighborhood – and for being an inspiration to dreamers and tinkerers everywhere.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!