Sunday, October 01, 2006

Scott MacLeod Drawings 1960-1962: Part 2: Bulldozers & Tractors

We lived in Caracas, Venezuela from 1958 through 1960. Our first home in Caracas was an apartment building near a construction site. I'd stand on the balcony in my bathrobe, holding my stuffed chimpanzee, Kokomo Joe, and watch the giant yellow backhoes, bulldozers, cranes and other "trattors" for hours. At least once I got a chance to ride a few. Most days I'd have to be satisfied with drawing them. Here are some drawings of bulldozers, cranes, tractors, cars & less determinate vehicles, along with a few photos of me either riding or drawing.

Huge Tractor, 1960

Since this October exhibit is kind of small, I've also posted a related exhibit in the North Oakland Temporary Museum ANNEX that details a "performance" I made while/of working as Project Manager for an engineering company retrofitting a 120' CorTen steel pedestrian bridge & installing over a creek in San Jose CA in 2005-6.


Bulldozer 1, 1960

Bulldozer 2, 1960

Bulldozer driver, 1960

I think I drew trailer hitches on the bulldozers because my Matchbox bulldozers & cars had little yellow trailer hitches.


Firemen Ladder Truck Rescue, 1960

Firemen Ladder Truck & House, 1960

Like other kids I went through a fire-truck phase. The picture directly above is a little mysterious; at first I thought it was a cage on a truck parked near a rocket lifting off from a small house. But I think the dude's hat gives it away; it is likely a fireman with a poorly drawn ladder truck, and the rocket must be a chimney that is on fire at its base, or some such scenario.

The photo below looks like a tourist bus (with large windows) parked near the bottom of a gondola ride of some sort.

Firemen Ladder Truck & House, 1960


Racecar Number 4, 1960

Strange Long Low Vehicle, 1960

Two People on Scooter, 1960


Tractor & Truck, 1960

Crane & Forklift, 1960

Crane Lifting Car, 1960


Runaway Tractor, 1960

SM & Tractor, Caracas Venezuela 1960

Don't forget to take a look at the related exhibit in the Museum Annex