Sunday, February 28, 2016

Windmills in the Desert

A few days ago, someone asked me if the theme park we put up in Kuwait was still there.

"I'm sure it is," I said. "It was there before we got to it, and it's probably still there now. But the murals probably aren't maintained."

Then it occurred to me to dig around online.

I only found one photo on TripAdvisor, but that's how I learned the colors did not hold up to the Kuwaiti sun. But yes, June Brigman's art is still there, towering next to a shopping mall in Jahra, a monument, an anthem to a Quixotic cause.

Below is the park on opening night in February of 2009. 

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