Richard Margolin | dates unknown | Encinitas, CA
Adorned home environment | Created 2001-2007
Another “believe-it-or-not-it’s-a-rental” amazing environment. And unfortunately it was dismantled in April of 2007, making way for condos and office buildings….
Luckily, we were there 5 months before the wrecking ball. This tribute to Richard’s heroes of rock and roll was outstanding. A purple painted basketball hoop stood as a homage to Jimi Hendrix, as did the “kickwheel,” a windmill also featuring images of such “kicked” (deceased) legends as John Lee Hooker, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and Marvin Gaye. Bob Dylan’s head (ok – a photo of his head) floats in a glass jar, and Tina Turner sits center in the “big wheel” of a bike as Ike looks on. Mosaics of broken CDs, tile, mardi gras beads, copier images and paint splatters adorn this 2 story house in the alley. “Purple haze all through my brain…”
Richard claims that “chicks really dig it, they feel it more deeply.” And I suppose he is right. The colors, texture, and humor is truly captivating. it is a shame that it is gone. One can only hope that the man with the tree service business finds another palette to adorn.