Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stars Fell on Alabama


Perhaps you've heard that "Stars Fell on Alabama." 
Well, here is artist Barbara  Simpson's depiction of the Leonid Meteor Shower of November 1833 "when the stars fell." The phrase is also the title of a book by Carl Carmer and the title of a 1934 jazz song that has been performed by numerous singers including Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. The phrase was used on Alabama vehicle license plates in the early 2000s.
This mixed media art was on display at the recent ArtsRevive show that was held during Pilgrimage Weekend.

3 comments:

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Clever way of showing the event.

I used to go to New Burlington to a nursery down there and when we saw in the newspapers that it was going to be flooded, my neighbor and I drove down there and each bought some bushes from the nursery that is now at the bottom of the lake.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I like the painting and I remember the song well. Well, not that I was around in 1934 (almost!) but it's one of the great ol' standards.

Rose said...

I like it...